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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Phyllanthus emblica L.

Family: Euphorbiaceae Genus: Emblica Species: Phyllanthus emblica L.






Synonym Emblica officinalis Gaertn. Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Amla, Aonla Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Gooseberry, Indian Gooseberry, Emblic Myrobalan Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Heikru, Amla Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1600 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit 1.5-2.5 cm across, sub-globose, dehiscing into 6 occi, disc enlarged to give an appearance of fleshy yellowish-green, indehiscent berry
Habitat Occurs in deciduous forests and also cultivated Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Bangladesh, China,Malysia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka Bark Details Fairly smooth bark is a pale grayish-brown and peels of in thin flakes like of the guava.
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species The tree is small to medium in size, reaching 8 to 18 m in height, with a crooked trunk and spreading branches, branchlets are glabrous or finely pubescent, 10–20 cm long, usually deciduous Leaf Details Leaves bifarious on short deciduous branchlets, closely, linear;lamina 0.4-1.5 X 2-4 mm, oblong or linear-oblong, base round,apex obtuse and shortly apiculate, glabrous, membranous; nerves obscure

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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