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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Semecarpus anacardium  L.f

Family: Anacardiaceae Genus: Semecarpus Species: Semecarpus anacardium  L.f






Synonym Anacardium longifolium, Semecarpus latifolia Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Marking nut tree Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Oriental cashew, Markingnut tree Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1200 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit 2-5 cm long, fleshy, purplish-black, seated on an orange hypocarp as long as the drupe, pericarp rich in corrosive resinous juice; seed pendulous
Habitat Occurs in moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Indo-Malesia, Africa, China and Australia Bark Details Bark rough, dark brown, wounds exudes watery sap turns into black gum
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Obovate
Description of Species Trees, to 12 m high, bark 5-6 mm thick, grey to greyish-brown with tessellate scales, furrows longitudinal and horizontal; blaze dull red; exudation acrid Leaf Details Leaves simple, alternate, crowded at end of branchlets, estipulate; petiole 20-45 mm long, stout, pubescent; lamina 15-50 x 10-15 cm

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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