Neem

Neem Scientific Name: Azadirachta indica L. Common Names : Neem Tree, Nim Tree, Indian Lilac, Margosa Tree Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)  Kingdom :Plantae Phyllum :Magnoliophyta Class :Magnoliopsida Order:Sapindales Family:Meliaceae Genus:Azadirachta Species: Azadirachta indica Botanical Description Habit:A medium-sized to large evergreen to semi-deciduous tree, up to 30 m tall, bark smooth, fissured and flaking in old woods, pinkish-brown or grey, inner bark […]

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Bakful

Bakful Scientific name: Sesbania grandifloraL. Synonyms: Aeschynomene grandiflora, Agati grandiflora. English name: Not known. Local names: Bakful, Agusti. Family: Fabaceae Botanical Description Habit:A small, fast growing, deciduous, soft wooded tree, up to 10 m tall, bark light to dark brown, fissured in old tree. Leaves: Leaves paripinnate, 13- 30 cm long, leaflets 20-60, oblong, glabrous, stipels deciduous, minute, l.5-2.8 cm […]

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Amrul

Amrul Scientific name: Oxalis corniculata L. English names: Indian Sorrel, Creeping Wood-sorrel, Yellow Sorrel. Local names: Amrul, AmrulSak, Amboli, Chuka Tripoli.         Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981) Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Magnoliopsida Order Oxalidales Family Oxalidaceae Genus Oxalis Species O. corniculata Botanical Description A perennial, procumbent herb with long, slender, creeping stem, rooting at the nodes. […]

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Datura

Datura               Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981) Kingdom: Plantae Phyllum: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Solanales Family: Solanaceae Genus: Datura Species: Datura metel L. Botanical Description Habit: A robust herb or undershrub, up to 2 m tall, glabrous or minutely pubescent, branches green or purplish, spreading, often somewhat zigzag, green or tinged red to […]

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Chandan

Chandan Scientific name: Santalum album Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist Kingdom: Plantae Phyllum: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Santalales Family: Santalaceae Genus: Santalum Species:  album Botanical Description Habit: A small evergreen glabrous tree, up to 6-15 m in height, bark rough, cracked, with narrow horizontal fissures. Leaves: Leaves 22-31 x 7-11 mm, opposite to subopposite, coriaceous, brittle, elliptic, ovate, apex acute […]

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Bohera

Bohera Kingdom: Plantae Phyllum: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Myrtales Family: Combretaceae Genus: Terminalia Species: Terminalia belerica   Botanical Description Habit: A deciduous tree, 30-40 m tall and 1-2 m in girth, with large spreading head and buttresses, bark thick, blackish, longitudinally fissured and cracked. Leaves: Leaves 6-16 x 5.0-10.5 cm, a    broadly   obovate-elliptic   to   obovate-oblong,sometimes narrowly oblanceolate, papyraceous to coriaceous, […]

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Castor bean

Castor bean Scientific name: Ricinus communis L. English names: Castor, Castor Bean, Castor-oil Plant. Local names: Bherenda, Gab-bherenda, Reri, Venna.       Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyte Class Magnoliopsida Order Malpighiales Family Euphorbiaceae Genus Ricinus Species R. communis Botanical Description of Castor Bean Habit: An erect single-stemmed or much-branched shrubby or tree-like, somewhat glaucous herb, […]

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Ashok

Ashok Kingdom: Plantae Phyllum: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Fabales Family:Caesalpiniaceae Genus: Saraca Species: Saraca asoca Botanical Description Habit: A fast growing, small to medium-sized, evergreen tree, 6-9 m tall with drooping branches and leaves. Leaves: Leaves even pinnate, rachis 10-23 cm long, leaflets 3-5 pairs, 9-25 x 2.5-10.0 cm, oblong to lanceolate, acute to acuminate, rounded to cuneate or occasionally […]

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Arjun

Arjun Scientific name: Terminalia arjuna Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981) Kingdom: Plantae Phyllum: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Myrtales Family: Combretaceae Genus: Terminalia Species: Terminalia arjuna   Botanical Description of Arjun Habit: A medium to large tree, up to 25 m in height, bark smooth, whitish or pinkish-grey, branchlets somewhat horizontal, young branches pubescent. Leaves: Leaves 6-12 x 2.5-4.5 cm, opposite […]

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Agar

Agar Scientific name: Aquilaria malaccensis Lam. English name: Agar Local name: ‘Agar’         Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981) Kingdom         : Plantae Phylum            : Magnoliophyta Family             : Thymelaeaceae Genus              : Aquilaria Species            : A. malaccensis   Botanical Description of Agor Plant Habit: A large evergreen tree, up to 30 m tall, with clear and straight bole, whitish bark, young part silky hairy. […]

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