Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R.Parker, Indian Forester 57: 486 1931. (Syn. Aglaia aphanamixis Pellegr. [Illegitimate]; Aglaia beddomei (Kosterm.) S.S.Jain & R.C.Gaur; Aglaia cochinchinensis (Pierre) Pellegr.; Aglaia janowskyi Harms; Aglaia polystachya Wall.; Amoora amboinensis Miq.; Amoora beddomei Kosterm.; Amoora grandifolia Walp.Aphanamixis agusanensis Elmer [Invalid]; Aphanamixis amboinensis (Miq.) Harms; Aphanamixis apoensis Elmer [Invalid]; Aphanamixis blumei Span. [Invalid]; Aphanamixis cochinchinensis Pierre; Aphanamixis coriacea Merr.; Aphanamixis cumingiana (C.DC.) Harms; Aphanamixis davaoensis Elmer [Invalid]; Aphanamixis elmeri (Merr.) Merr.; Aphanamixis grandiflora Blume; Aphanamixis grandifolia Blume; Aphanamixis lauterbachii Harms; Aphanamixis macrocalyx Harms; Aphanamixis myrmecophila (Warb.) Harms; Aphanamixi sobliquifolia Elmer [Invalid]; Aphanamixis perrottetiana A.Juss.; Aphanamixis pinatubensis Elmer; Aphanamixis polillensis (C.B.Rob.) Merr.; Aphanamixis rohituka (Roxb.) Pierre; Aphanamixis schlechteri Harms; Aphanamixis sinensis F.C.How & T.C.Chen; Aphanamixis timorensis A.Juss.; Aphanamixi stripetala (Blanco) Merr.; Aphanamixis velutina Elmer [Invalid]; Canarium vrieseo-teysmannii H.J.Lam; Chuniodendron spicatum Hu; Chuniodendron yunnanense Hu; Dysoxylum spiciflorum Zipp. ex Miq. [Invalid]; Trichilia tripetala Blanco;                                (=) Amoora rohituka (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.; (=) Andersonia rohituka Roxb.; (≡) Ricinocarpodendron polystachyum (Wall.) Mabb.);
Pithraj Tree • Hindi: हरिनहर्रा Harin-hara, Harinkhana • Manipuri: হৈৰাঙখোঈ Heirangkhoi • Marathi: Raktharohida ‘रक्‍तरोहिडा’ • Tamil: malampuluvan, sem, semmaram • Malayalam: Chemmaram, sem • Telugu: Chevamanu, Rohitaka • Kannada: mukhyamuttage, mullumuttaga, mulluhitthalu, roheethaka • Bengali: Tiktaraj • Kuki: Sahala • Khasi: Dieng rata • Rongmei: Agan • Assamese: hakhori bakhori • Sanskrit: anavallabha, ksharayogya, lakshmi, lakshmivana, lohita;


ID reguest- 220511-PKA1:
Seen this tree at Sagar Upvan (Colaba, Mumbai).
Date/Time: 22-05-2011 / 08:45AM

Location: Sagar Upvan (Colaba, Mumbai)
Habitat: Garden
Plant Habit: Tree

Aphanamixis polystachya of Meliaceae. Rohitak in marathi.

Yes its Aphanamixis polystachya (syn.: Amoora rohituka) from family Meliaceae

Yes, also known as Ragat rohido in Gujarati….

Request Tree ID: 0004:
Its going to flower this week or next. But cannot wait for the suspense
You can see lots of them near Domlur Bust Stand, Bangalore

This is Aphanamixis but wonder what sp due to pink fruits. Pls provide more details of leaves to ID sp.

Here is the leaf shot

I could recognize it now: FOI

This is the most common tree in Southern Karnataka (cultivated) , especially in Mysore and Bangalore. See my earlier postings from Mysore.

Non Branched Tree:  Attachments (2) – around 1 Mb each.
A small tree, 6-8 m tall, 5-10 cm diam., without branches.  Flowers not seen.

yes even i think in same direction… Aphanamixis polystachya



121011-MS – 58- Aphanamixis polystachya:
Herewith enclosing the photographs of the tree Aphanamixis polystachya
Family: Meliaceae (Neem family)
Synonyms: Aglaia polystachya, Amoora rohituka, Andersonia rohituka
Photos taken on 9.10.2011. Place: New Sayyaji Rao Road, Mysore

Nice photographs ! Have this on my farm. Sending a few of my photographs.

Attaching an image of a tree known as Aphanamixis polystachya. This tree is common in Assam and Bengal. In Assam it is known as Amoora. It is Tiktaraj or Pitraj in Bangla. In Hindi it is known as Harinharra.


Please identify this tree – NS020113 – 1:
Was at Khandala & Rajmachi over the weekend. Please identify this tree planted by my friend … who runs an NGO there.

Aphanamixis polystachya.

Have this tree at Shahapur. It was previously called Amoora rohituka. The photographs of it are available at this link



Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) Parker [Meliaceae]:
Name: Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) Parker
Family: Meliaceae
Date: 27 Dec 2012
Place: Kolli Hills, TN (a part of Eastern Ghats)
Alt.: 1200 m asl

ID of a fruit requested: AK2:  1 image.
ID requested of the fruits. Clicked them in Sagar Upvan, Mumbai in Feb 2013.

It may be Aphanamixis polystachya (Meliaceae).

Thank you … for ID.



Amoora rohituka : Confirm ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 280513 : AK-1 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Picture taken at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore on 16/3/13.
Kindly confirm id.

Thanks for confirmation of id. Both the names are synonyms.

SYMBIOSIS :136 : Attachments (1).  1 post by 1 author.
Attaching the image of the 136th member of the series. In this picture a Bluethroated Barbet is eating the seed of Amoora rohituka.

Tree for ID – 110214 – RK : Attachments (6). 5 posts by 4 authors.
Lalbagh, Bangalore – 09/02/2014 – morning. Request ID

Amoora rohituka (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.

Yeah, supporting for (=Amoora rohituka) Aphanamixis polystachya

Yes the new name is Aphanamixis polystachya as told by …

Aphanamixis polystachya : Meliaceae : Nasik : 23FEB16 : AK-08 : 08/08 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Commonly known as the Pithraj Tree.
Pictures taken in Nasik on 1st March, 14.

Fwd: SYMBIOSIS :915 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Blue Throated Barbet feeding on the seeds of Aphanamixis polystachya (PITRAJ/ AMOOR).


Tree for ID :: Karjat, MH :: ARKFEB-14 : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Saw the following tree in a nursery in Karjat, MH in Nov 2014. It was medium sized, no fruiting or flowers seen.
Requested to please ID the same, if possible.

Aphanamyxis polyachya

look for Castanospermujm australe

I also think more closer to images at Aphanamixis polystachya as pointed out by …

Thank you … for feedback.
I too feel they look like A. polystachya after looking the pics on eFI.

Yes it is Aphanamixis polystachya

SK701 05 AUG-2017:ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Location: Godawari, Nepal
Date: 22 June 2017 
Altitude:5000 ft.

A species of Aphanamixis, possibly A. polystachya

Aphanamyxis polystachya

Thank you all. Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R.Parker
Nepali Name : वान्द्री फल  Vaandree Phal




Identification of tree : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4) – around 1 Mb each.
Please help me in identification of the tree. This tree is located in Bengaluru. The first two photos are taken on 22 MAR 2017 where one can see the inflorescence and opposite leaves. The next two photos are taken on 25 NOV 2017, where one can see the round fruits and the general view of the tree.

It is Aphanamixis polystachya.

i have attached few pics of leaves and flower buds of a tree seen at kamla Nehru park, Malabar Hill, Mumbai on 26th Aug 2010.
A medium size tree on the roadside.
Large, imparipinnate leaves. Opposite leaflets. 
Is it Amoora rohituka syn. Aphanamixis polystachya?

Yes …, you are right!

Agree with …. Have this at my farm. The local name is Amari. Sending a close-up of the leaves. Attachments (2)

Agree with …

Thanks for getting it idied.
My question to others is are these buds or flowers.?
If bud, any one has photos  of the flower…for I would like to see.

I agree it is difficult to spot the open flowers.
Hope these pictures might help.

Please help me to identify this fruit. The seeds are red and are 1.5cm long. Are these the seeds of Michelia nilagirica?
Place: Valparai, TN
Habitat: near Shola
Date: 28 July 2012
Alt.: 950 m asl

It may be a Dysoxylum sp.

more likely to be Aphanamixis polystachya

Aphanomixis: Attachments (1)
fruits of aphanomixis. a endangerd plant

I think you meant to say Aphanamixis from the family Meliaceae.

Meliaceae for ID : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).

Location : Darlawn
Altitude : ca. 900 m
Habit :Middle-sized tree.
Habitat : Wild
Fruiting : June

Aglaia sp?

Aglaia – some‎ species in India & eFIoraofindia with some keys

Pl. check Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R.Parker
To me appears close.

Meliaceae family for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).

Location : Mamit
Altitude : c. 900 m
Habit : Middle-sized tree
Habitat : Wild
Date : May/June, 2012
Fruits edible ?

Aglaia sp

Aglaiaspecies in India & eFloraofindia with details & some keys

To me appears close.

It is correct I think. Herbarium specimen of this tree was also identified as A. polystachya by BSI, Shillong.

SK318JAN13-2017:ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)
Location: Godawari, Nepal
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Date: 10 January 2017

Aglaia sp.

Aglaia edulis (Roxb.) Wall. (accepted name) ??
But it is not listed in Nepal 

efi page onAglaia edulis

efi page is not much of help in this regards. Since it was in the botanical garden it may be introduced.

Pl. check with images at Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R.Parker

Thank you …! Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R.Parker
Nepali Name : वान्द्री फल  Vaandree Phal

Fruit for Id – ID21052016SH2 : 11 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)
Id of a fruit pl.
Location -Manas NP, Aasam
Date – March, 2014

Any other pictures, …

No, Sorry.

Phaleria macrocarpa

is it wild or farmed

it was wild and not farmed if i remember correctly as i had seen it two years back

thanks … since it has several important medicinal properties
i thought may be it was being cultivated and did the fruits look as if they might be this big?  with a line or furrow in the middle?

size was almost like very small tomatoes i suppose and i don’t remember about the furrows distinctly but a faint line. I googled about the medicinal properties and really there are many. I don’t know whether local people are aware about it or not.

This is a Meliaceae member. Either Dysoxylum or Aphanamixis. Any local name?

Appears close to images at Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R.Parker

Yes … It can be Aphanamixis polystachya (रक्तरोहिडा in Marathi). I have seen this tree in Sagar Upvan, Mumbai.

Fruit for Id – ID 22032014 SH1 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Fruit for Id pl.
Location –Manas National Park,Guwahati.
Date- 04.03.2014
Habitat –Wild

Looks like Dysoxylum sp. (Meliaceae)

Appears close to images at Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R.Parker


MS Jan,2018/04 Dysoxylum sp. fo ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Location : Pehlawn, Mizoram

Altitude : 1,000 – 1,600 m.
Date : May, 2010
Habit : Medium-sized evergreen tree
Habitat : Wild
Mizo : Thingthupui
Note : Tender leaves are used as a vegetable.

Pl. post other images for proper id.

Aphanamixis polystachys I think 

Dysoxylum excelsum (= D.procerum) ??

Looks close to images at Aphanamixis polystachya
Looks different from images of Dysoxylum excelsum as per the following:



MS May, 2018/07 Dysoxylum sp. for ID : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Location : Tamdil, Mizoram

Date : 01-05-2018
Habit : Middle-sized evergreen tree
Habitat : Wild

This probably is Chisocheton paniculatus.

Chisocheton cumingianus subsp. balansae ?

Pithraj tree (Aphanamixis polystachya) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
I am posting the pictures of the pithraj tree. Photos taken in a park in Mysore during 2016


Tree Id from Bangladesh_SM_1434 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Location: Sangu Matamuri Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandarban
Picture taken: February, 2019

Aphanamixis polystachya


UP-Meghalay-18 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Id of the plant pl

Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R.Parker ??

Hoping you’re right …

in Lalbagh, Bangalore- Sept’09; 10 Oct09- Pune;
Amoora rohitaka – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Amoora rohitaka – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Is this Amoora ruhituka ? – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Tree for ID-160909-RK – indiantreepix | Google Groups


MS,May, 2022/17 Tree for id.: 1 very high res. image.
Location : Thenhlum, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.700 m
Date : 08-07-2012
Habit : Tree
Habitat : Wild

Any other images ? habit image?

Sorry ! Not available sir.

I think it is close to the images at Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R.Parker


MS, April, 2023/28 Aphanamixis sp. ? for id.: 2 images.
Location : Khanpui, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,500 m
Date : April,2023
Habit : Middle-sized tree
Habitat : Wild/ Cultivated
Photo : ESI Nu
Note : Tender leaves are eaten cooked as vegetable

Please check Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R.Parker !

Ok, Thanks sir. This tree is growing wild in higher altitude, i.e., above 1,200 m. The main use is  tender leaves are cooked and eaten as a vegetable. Its leaves has some smelling. Timber not used.

ID correct

Yes sir


489 ID wild tree: 14 high res. images.
Please ID wild tree,
Location: bloomed near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Kerala INDIA
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 17SEP2023, 04.45pm
Habitat: wild wet/moisture evergreen misty sloppy canopied alpine
Plant habit: small tree, erect, branches, hard woody cylindrical stem 03 inches base circumference, rough brownish bark
Height: 03 meters
Leaves: alternate even pinnate, leaflets opposite elliptic lengthy acute simple glossy flexible wavy margins, size upto: 15×5cm
Flower: terminal spike inflorescence, diameter:09mm, yellow, good fragrance

Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

I think close to images at

Yes, it is. … also identified it as Aphanamyxis polystachya.


MS, March, 2024/ 01 Aphanamixis sp. for id: 3 images.
Location : Khanpui, Mizoram

Altitude : 1,500-1,600 m
Date : March, 2024
Habit : Medium sized tree
Habitat : Both wild and cultivated
Note : The shoots are used as a vegetable. It has smelling.

Seeds of Aphanamixis

We have the following only: