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Published In: Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Part 2. Natural History 40(2): 56. 1871. (J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-April.
Type: Type: Described from Asia and tropical Africa. Herb. Linn. 62/4 (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: Madagascar, India, Pakistan, Ceylon, China, Indonesia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Widespread in the foothills. Leaves and twigs yield a yellow dye used in printing. Petals yield a red dye. Flowers and leaves are used medicinally as astringent and analgesic.
Photo: Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz (Photo)
Map Location: B-6 Peshawar, S.A. Khan 7437 (RAW); B-7 Swat: Buner, Stewart, Nasir & Siddiqi 1345 (RAW); Hazara: Balakot, 2l.iii.52, Anwar Kazmi s.n. (KUH); Kashmir: Chinari-Muzaffarabad, S.I. Ali 1112 (KUH); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Murree Road, 17th mile, R.R. Stewart 19407 (RAW); Saidpur, Mohinder Nath 25 (RAW); Kashmir: Kahuta-Kotli, Y. Nasir 4551 (RAW); D-8 Lahore Dist.: Lahore, cult., Saida Qureshi s.n. (KUH).


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Shrub, c. 2.5 m tall. Leaves ovate-lanceolate or ovate, rarely falcate, ± oblique, 1.8-11.1 cm long, 8-30 mm broad. Cymes 3-16-flowered. Hypanthium 9-11 mm long, 2-5 mm broad. Petals 3-4.5 mm long, 0.5-0.75 mm broad, brick-red. Stamens 3-16.5 mm long. Ovary oblong, 4-6 mm long, 1.25-2 mm broad; style 8-15 mm long. Capsule ovate or elliptic, 6-10 mm long, 2.5-4.5 mm broad. Seeds triangular.
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