Anogeissus latifolia (Roxb. ex DC.) Wall. ex Guill. & Perr., A. Guillemin et al., Fl. Seneg. tent. 1:280. 1832 (N. Wallich, Numer. List 142, no. 4015. 1831, nom. inval.) (Syn: (≡) Conocarpus latifolius Roxb. ex DC. (basionym));
axle-wood tree, button tree, ghatti tree • Bengali: chakwa, dhaoya • Gujarati: ધવ dhav, ધાવડો dhavado • Hindi: धौरा dhaura • Kannada: ದಿಣ್ಡಿಗ dindiga • Malayalam: കൊരട്ടിക്കാഞ്ഞിരം korattikkaanjiram, മഴുക്കാഞ്ഞിരം mazhukkaanjiram, ഞാമ njaama, വെക്കാലി vekkaali, വെള്ള നവ ella nava • Marathi: धावडा dhavada • Oriya: dohu, dhavada • Sanskrit: धवः dhavaha, धुरंधर dhurandhara, इन्द्रवृक्ष indravruksha, शकटाय shakataaya • Sinhalese: dawu • Tamil: நமை namai, வெள்ளைநாகை vellainakai, வெட்காலி vet-kali • Telugu: చిరిమాను chirimanu;
A large tree with smooth whitish or greyish-green bark with slate-coloured patches. Young parts rusty-pubescent. Leaves alternate or sub-opposite, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, apex obtuse or emarginate, glabrous when old, base rounded. Flowers sessile, small, in globose heads. Peduncle slender, yellowish. Calyx-tube compressed, 2-winged, pubescent, teeth acute. Fruit a dry drupe.
Gum used as a NTFP, it is a drought resistant tree, can be used for afforestation programmes.
Alagarkoil flora 10062012 TBN 2 FOR ID: Please identify this plant details (?Anogissus latifolia) of which are as follows:
Location :Alagarkoil Hill Ranges, above Silambar valley
Altitude :1700 ft
Height :30 ft
Leaves :As depicted
Flowers :not seen
Fruits :as depicted
This could be Anogeissus latifolia of Combretaceae family
Yes, it is Anogeissus latifolia to me too.
Yes, it is Anogeissus latifolia, Combretaceae, A dry deciduous forest element
Photographed this Anogeissus latifolia or Dhawra Tree in d jungle of Chikhral, Betul, MP.
It was a large tree of about 35 mts height with greyish-white bark. I thought fruits must have been der but couldnt locate any, due to tree height.
Dhawra tree is a source of edible gum.
In and around Bombay it is called Dhavda. It is a fire-resistant tree. Sending a few of my photographs of the fruit..
In treatment of Diabetes Type II rather Diabetes Complications the Traditional Healers prepare hundreds of types of Laddus. In these Laddus Diabetes Herbs are added and tree gum is added as binding agent. The Tree gums play vital role in treatment. Dhawda is one of these gums. It is bit constipating but by adding other ingredients this drawback can be removed.
Anogeissus latifolia | Family Combretaceae: Clicked this large deciduous tree in Ratan Mahal Wildlife Sanctuary
(on Gujrat-MP border), Gujrat, on 14th Oct., 201`2012. This was observed near huge Runhat water fall (Latitude: 22°33’14.61″N Longitude : 74° 9’41.80″E) at 460 Mtrs height (MSL).
ID confirmation: Anogeissus latifolia: Pls confirm if this is Anogeissus latifolia, photographed last week at
Yes it is Anogeissus latifolia, fruits I guess.
Agree to Anogeissus latifolia
Family : Combretaceae
Anogeissus latifolia from Morni Hills-2010: This one is Anogeissus latifolia (Roxb. ex DC.) Wall. ex Guill. & Perr. Syn. Conocarpus latifolia Roxb. ex DC.
Photographed from Morni-Tikkar Taal Road, October 2010
Good set of pictures.
Here in Haryana, this tree is very limited in its distrinbution, only few individuals in and around Morni Hills.
Small tree for id from Maihar Forest Area
Height- about 12-15 feet, growing wild, leaves simple 8-10 cm, flowers not seen, fruits about 1.5 to 2 cm
Shot on 15-1-12 from Maihar MP
Fruiting stage of Anogeissus latifolia
Good photographs … Anogeissus latifolia.
Yes …, We got this from Morni also. Good pics indeed…
Tree for ID from Chandigarh: 090313BM : Please help ID this tree growing in Chandigarh.
I hope Ziziphus mauritiana
I hope this is Holoptelia integrifolia
From the smooth bark and the leaves, it looks like Dhavda [Anogeissus latifolia] to me.
Thanks for the quick response.
Affirmative. This is Dhavda [Anogeissus latifolia]. Have this on my property at Shahapur. Will send close-ups of the leaves later. Some of my photographs of this are available at this link
My photographs. Will send photographs of the leaves of Vavla [Holoptelia integrifolia] for comparison in a separate mail.
Thanks … for correcting me
Though … may be correct we have to wait for clear characters. The leaves are not subopposite here as in Anogeissus but rather alternate as in Holoptela though I am not sure about that too. Bark is in favour of the former though. Leaves of Holoptela would be bigger. We do not have size here.
According to Dr. Almeida’s ‘Flora of Maharashtra’, Yadav & Sardesai’s ‘Flora of Kholapur District’ and also Cooke’s ‘Flora of Bombay Presidency’ the leaves of Anogeissus latifolia are alternate or sub-opposite.
Tree for ID : Bannerghatta,Bangalore : 300313 : AK-1 : Attachments (4). 7 posts by 5 authors.
Kindly id this tree seen on 17/03/13 at Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore with dried seeds.
I think Anogeissus sp. (Family: Combretaceae).
Identify – MS05082013.01 : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Please help identify large shrub at Badlapur near Mumbai.
The leaves look like Anogeissus latifolia.
Ex-situ Silviculture : Anogeissus latifolia (Roxb. ex DC.) Wall. ex Bedd. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Tree For ID : Nasik : 080514 : AK-18 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Tree seen in a cultivated garden.
Medium height tree, name was given as Dhawda.
ANAUG59 Anogiessus latifolia : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
31st August 2014
ANOCT10 Anogeissus latifolia : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
1st October 2014
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Wonderful pictures …
With the advent of digital camera, excellent photos are coming up. We had no such facility 35 years back.
Tree for ID Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh NAW-OCT-03 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Kindly identify this forest tree photographed in the Nallamalla Hills, south of Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh on 2nd Oct 2014.
Minute greenish flowers (not very clear in the pictures).
Anogeissus latifolia (Roxb. ex DC.) Wall. ex Guillem. & Perr., common tree in the deciduous forests, still close up image is required for more details
Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight: December 11- 24,2014 SN 14 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Anogeissus latifolia (Roxb. ex DC.) Wall. ex Guillem. & Perr., wild tree from Srisailam area of Andhrapradesh. Gum used as a NTFP, it is a drought resistant tree, can be used for afforestation programmes.
Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight:: Combretaceae:: Anogeissus latifolia for validation from Morni Hills-NS 01 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
This large tree was recorded from Morni Hills of Haryana…
I hope this should be Anogeissus latifolia…
Please suggest the id, if otherwise…
I think the identity, i. e. A. latifolia is correct.
Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight : Combretaceae : Anogeissus leiocarpus : Bannerghatta,Bangalore : 24DEC14 : AK-79 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Tree seen on 17/3/13 in Bannerghatta, Bangalore.
Posted earlier, identified by …
Tree for ID : Bannerghatta,Bangalore : 300313 : AK-1
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr. is the valid name
It was identified as Anogeissus latifolia as per your earlier thread by …
Thanks for the correction.
Somehow, … reply was not marked to my id, so it never reached me.
… had validated & corrected it earlier.
I will make the necessary corrections in my data.
TSPDEC2015-01-174: Images of Anogeissus latifolia (Combretaceae) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)
It is my pleasure to share few images of Anogeissus latifolia (Combretaceae)
Habitat: Wild, Dry deciduous forest
Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1000 msl
Date: 03-08-2014, 06-08-2014, 19-01-2015 and 09-11-2015
Anogessis latifolia : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5)
Anogessis latifolia from Courtallum Tamilnadu
Tree for ID :: Kanha, MP :: ARKJAN01 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
This tree was spotted near the Kanha National Park in Dec 2016.
Is this Anogeissus latifolia?
Leaves are not clear, but likely to be Anogeissus latifolia
Thanks … for your feedback.
02092017BHAR1 : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
Found in Yelagiri hills of Eastern ghats.
Locals told in ‘Nama’ or ‘Namah’ tree in Tamil.
Could not able to find in net.
More pictures. Attachments (1)
…. possibly some Anogeissus sp. ?
Pl. check comparative images at /species/a—l/cl/combretaceae/anogeissus
Anogeissus latifolia of Combretaceae
Thanks, … I agree with you.
May be Anogeissus latifolia
Anogeissus latifolia. Thanks … Namai in Tamil. I missed a vowel while searching.
PM1 -11-2019 tree id from Chandigarh : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Habit- A medium sized tree with distinct patterns on bark. From the leaves it seems like shorea robusta
Location- Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh
No, it’s not Shorea …,
Not matched bark and leaves, check with Anogeissus latifolia,
Thank u sir
http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2641173 (Author citation different from GRIN)