Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Saraca asoca (Roxb.) Willd.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Saraca Species: Saraca asoca (Roxb.) Willd.






Synonym Saraca confusa (Hassk.) Backer, Jonesia asoca Roxb. Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Ashok, Sita Ashok Flower Type Corymb
English / Trade Name Sorrowless tree Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Ashoka Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 600 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit flat, oblong 15 X 4.5 cm, apiculate, seeds obovate-orbiculate
Habitat Occurs in understorey tree along stream in evergreen to semi-evergreen forests Bark Type Fissured
Distribution India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar Bark Details Bark lenticellate, dark, shallowly fissured blazepPurplish
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species An erect tree, small and evergreen with a smooth, grey-brown bark, the crown is compact and shapely Leaf Details Leaves distichous, stipules caducous, rachis pulvinate, 7-30 cm long petiolule 0.1-0.6 cm long, leaflets opposite, 4-6 Pairs, lamina 6-31 X 1.5-9 cm

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details