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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Pterygota alata Roxb.

Family: Sterculiaceae Genus: Pterygota Species: Pterygota alata Roxb.






Synonym sterculia alata, Sterculia coccinea  Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Buddha Coconut Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 700 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit 3-5, to 12.5 x 9 cm, globose or ovoid, woody; seeds ca. 30, winged
Habitat Occurs in evergreen and semi-evergreen forests Bark Type Smooth
Distribution South Asia and Myanmar Bark Details Bark greyish with light and dark patches, smooth; blaze creamy yellow
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Deciduous trees, to 35 m high, bole straight, buttressed; bark, greyish with light and dark patches, smooth; blaze creamy yellow; young parts covered with dense golden brown stellate-pubescence Leaf Details Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, clutered at twig ends; stipules lateral, caducous and leaving scar; petiole 5-10 cm long, terete, swollen at apex, glabrous; lamina 10-20 (-30) x 7.6-14 (-20) cm

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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