Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
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Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Bridelia glauca Blume 

Family: Phyllanthaceae Genus: Bridelia Species:  Bridelia glauca Blume 






Synonym  Bridelia pubescens Kurz,  Bridelia acuminatissima Merr. Flower Color Greenish
Common Name - Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name - Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 2000 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruits (conical) ellipsoid, acute or blunt at apex, 5.5-10(-12) by 4.5-7.5(-9) mm in diameter, pale purple, turning black with some light (white or pink) spots, bluish black when dry; mesocarp juicy, sweetish; endocarp woody, ellipsoid, 5-8 by 4-8 mm, seed one per fruit, ellipsoid with shallow lateral furrow, 4.5-6.5 by 3-4.5 mm; testa rugulate, light greenish brown
Habitat Occurs in disturbed or open sites in mixed and sub-montane forests Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Birma, Thailand, Taiwan, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Philippines, Celebes, Moluccas, New Guinea Bark Details Outer bark dark greyish brown, to 5 mm thick, smooth, rarely fissured, not peeling off; inner bark yellowish white, up to 4 mm thick
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Shrub to tree, up to 30 m high, with a clear bole up to 18 m high, 45 cm dbh, sometimes with a few buttresses, up to 1.5 m high, 3 m out, 10 cm thick, basal trunk sometimes provided with root-thorns; branches reddish brown pubescent to tomentose (especially when young), inconspicuously lenticellate, older branchlets thorny Leaf Details Leaves: petiole subterete, 5-11 by 1-2.5 mm, pubescent; blade elliptic, slightly ovate (to elliptic), 40-280 by 20-120 mm, length/width ratio 1.9-3.1, (membranaceous to) chartaceous, base acute, obtuse, or (often) truncate, margin entire, apex acute to acuminate, acumen up to 25 mm long, upper surface glabrous, rarely along the main veins scattered hairy, dark green, sometimes glossy, lower surface light brownish to reddish pubescent, rarely glabrous or tomentose, light green, slightly glaucous beneath, brownish when dry

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