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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Diploknema butyracea (Roxb.) H.J.Lam

Family: Sapotaceae Genus: Diploknema Species: Diploknema butyracea (Roxb.) H.J.Lam






Synonym Aesandra butyracea (Roxb.) Baehni, Bassia butyracea Roxb. Flower Color White
Common Name Indian Butter Tree Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Nepali Butter Tree Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1600 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit is ovoid-globose to oblong, 2-2.5 X 1-1.5 cm, smooth, tip pointed, exocarp fleshy, 1-3-seeded
Habitat Occurs in tropical and moist deciduous forest Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Bhutan and Nepal Bark Details Bark greyish brown
Distribution in manipur Central, Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Tree is a tree up to 25 m tall, branchlets are thick, round, channeled, and with warts, yellowish brown or brown velvety to hairless, stipules are lanceshaped, about 5 mm, brown to pale yellow pubescent, falling off early Leaf Details Leaves are elliptic-oblong, ovate, or ovate-oblong, 17-35 X 8-17 cm, leathery, yellowish-brown to brown velvety, base wedge- shaped, tip blunt to blunt with a narrow point

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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