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Published In: Observationes Botanicae 5: 31. 1789. (Observ. Bot.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: April-June.
Type: Type: India Orientali, Montibus Palliacathensibus vel Mariensibus mixta cum Pterocarpo santolino. Koenig (LD).
Distribution: Distribution: India, Ceylon, Burma, Malayan peninsula, Siam, cultivated in Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The wood of black Myrobolam is fairly hard and durable, fruit is used for dyeing and tanning, used in medicines specially for making Murabba and pickles.
Map Location: C-7 Mirpur Distt: Mirpur, Kashmir, M. Qaiser 4669 A (KUH).


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A medium size to large tree, up to 25-30 cm tall with many spreading branches with pale greenish, gray and smooth bark. Leaves alternate to subopposite, 10-15 (-25) x 3.75-7.5 (-8.5) cm, elliptic,-oblong or oblong, acute to obtuse, penninerved, covered with silky hairs when young, becoming glabrescent; rounded or cordate at base, usually unequal; petiole 1.25-3.5 cm long, pubescent, usually with 2, rarely more glands on the upper side at the apex. Spikes terminal, rarely panicled, 5-15 (-20) cm long with hispid floral axis. Flowers all bisexual, 5 mm across, yellowish; bracteoles linear, acute, pubescent, 5-6 mm long, caducous. Calyx tube 3-3.5 mm long, glabrous outside, hairy within, calyx teeth very short, broadly triangular. Drupe ellipsoid or obovoid, obscurely 5-ribbed, 2-3.75 cm long.
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