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

Family: Phyllanthaceae Genus: Bridelia Species: Bridelia tomentosa Blume






Synonym Bridelia glabrifolia Merr., Amanoa tomentosa Baill. 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 1500 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit subglobose, 4-7 × ca. 5 mm, 2-celled. Seeds semiovoid, 3-4 × 2-3 mm, brown-red, rugulate, adaxial surface compressed with longitudinal groove, abaxial surface slightly elevated with longitudinal stripes
Habitat Occours in deciduous to evergreen primary or secondary forests or thickets Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam Bark Details The bark is greyish brown in color slightly cracked with numerous orange brown lenticles protruding on the cracks
Distribution in manipur , Central, Eastern, Jiribam Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Erect shrubs or treelets usually 2-5(-12) m tall, monoecious or dioecious; branches slender and elongate, "whip-like," often overhanging, pubescent when young, glabrescent, older branches with some spines Leaf Details Leaves often rather small; petiole terete, glabrous to tomentose, (2-)3-5.5 by 0.8-1.5 mm; blade elliptic to obovate, 25-140 by 10-60 mm, length/width ratio (1.7-)2-3.7, thinly chartaceus, base obtuse (to acute), margin entire, rarely shallowly crenate where lateral veins reach the margin, apex (bluntly) acute (to shortly acuminate), upper surface glabrous to scattered appressed hairs, dull dark green, lower surface glabrous to tomentose, pubescent on main nerves, dull green to whitish green, often conspicuously glaucous; venation (weakly) prominent, secondary veins in 7-12(-15) pairs

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