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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Callicarpa arborea Roxb.

Family: Verbenaceae Genus: Callicarpa Species: Callicarpa arborea Roxb.






Synonym Callicarpa tomentosa, Premna arborea Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Ghiwala, Kumhar Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Beautyberry Tree Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Mondol Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude 250-2000 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit is purple-brown about 2 mm in diameter
Habitat Occurs in on road side and deciduous forests Bark Type Rugged
Distribution India, Bhutan, Burma, China and Malaya Bark Details Bark brown or dark grey, rough with shallow fissures
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Tree about 8 m tall branchlets, inflorescences, and flower-stalks are densely velvet-hairy Leaf Details Leaves are Elliptic, oblong-elliptic, or ovate, 13-37 X 7-13 cm, leathery, densely yellow-brown velvety on the underside dark green and shiny

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details