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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thwaites

Family: Annonaceae Genus: Polyalthia Species: Polyalthia longifolia (Sonn.) Thwaites






Synonym Unona longifoliaGuatteria longifolia
Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name False Ashok, Mast Tree Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 400 Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details
Habitat Occurs in gardens and roadsides as avenue tree Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia Bark Details
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species An evergreen tree with a straight trunk, conical crown and slender drooping branches, about 10-25 m tall, bark dark grayish brown, branches sparsely puberulous when young, glabrous when mature Leaf Details Leaves simple, alternate, narrow lanceolate or linear lanceolate, 15-25 x 2-4 cm across, base slightly acute or cuneate, margin wavy or undulate, apex long acuminate, membranous, coriaceous, faintly aromatic, shining dark green, glabrous above, paler glaucous beneath, lateral veins 25-30 on either side of the midrib

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details