Lannea coromandelica (Houtt.) Merr., J. Arnold Arbor. 19(4): 353 353 1938. (syn. Calesium grande Kuntze; Dialium coromandelicum Houtt.; Haberlia grandis Dennst.; Lannea grandis (Dennst.) Engl.; Lannea wodier (Roxb.) Adelb.; Lannea wodier (Roxb.) Parker; Odina pinnata Rottler; Odina wodier Roxb.; Rhus odina Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.);
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Indian ash tree, moya, wodier • Assamese: jia • Bengali: জিওল jiola • Coorgi: ಗೊದ್ದನಮರ goddana-mara • Gujarati: માવૅડી mavedi, મોયણો moyano • Hindi: मोहीं mohin • Kannada: ಗೊದ್ದ godda, ಗುಮ್ಪಿನ gumpina, ಕುರಟಿಗ kuratige, ಉದಿಮರ udimara • Konkani: मोई moi • Malayalam: കാരിലവ് kaarilav, കലഡം aladam, കരശ് karas, കരയം karayam, ഒടിയന്മരമ് otiyan-maram, ഉതി uthi • Marathi: मोई moi, शेमट shemat, शिमटी shimati, शिंटी shinti • Nepalese: हललुंडे hallunde • Oriya: indramai, moi • Rajasthani: गुर्जन gurjan • Sanskrit: अजशृङ्गी ajashringi, झिङ्गिनी jhingini • Tamil: ஒதி oti • Telugu: అజశృంగి ajasrngi;
It is gum yielding plant called as jhingan gum, wood is good for packing cases;
18042011NVR1 Tree for ID:
– I think this is Lannea coromandelica. MOI
– Lannea coromandelica in Fruiting stage
Pleases Identify this tree at the bank of Powai lake ID07 new:
Altitude: Sea level
Plant Habit- medium Tree
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- as seen in photo
Inflorescence Type/ Size- as seen in photo
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-as seen in photo
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not found
For me it looks like Lannea coromandelica of Anacardiaceae (Cashew family)
In Marathi it known as
मोई moi, शेमट shemat, शिमटी shimati, शिंटी shinti
Request for ID : 240511 : AK-1:
ID CONFIRMATION 01062011 PJ2:
Id requested for the following attachment.
Date/Time-: 29/04/11 – 16:00
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga, Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- tree
Height/Length- 10 mtr
ID confirmation ” Spondias pinnata “
Negative. This is Lannea coromandalica locally called Moi, Shemat or Shembat.
It is gum yielding plant called as jhingan gum, wood is good for packing cases
25042012GS1 tree from Nainital for ID:
This tree is common, flowering leafless in April in Nainital Ranikhet area.
A few trees along banks of Naini lake, local person gave me its name as Bangar.
Flowers barely 5-7 mm across in panicles, creamish in colour. Please help in ID.
Can this be Boswellia serrata? a common sight there..
Looks like a member of Anacardiaceae.
I can see 4 yellowish petals, there also seem to be separate male and female flowers. I tend to go with …, Lannea coromandelica.
Trees of Bangalore – RA – Lannea coromandelica – Indian Ash Tree:
Flowers are unisexual, greenish, the male in compound and female in simple racemes. Sepals 4, about 1 mm long, broad ovate. Petals 4, 2 mm long, oblong, green yellow.
Fruit is ovoid, compressed, in panicles, at the end of leafless branches. Flowering: January-March.
Lannea coromandelica (Moi):
Attaching few pics of Lannea coromandelica tree photographed at Barvi
Dam Forest, Badlapur, Maharashtra. The flower pics were clicked in January and fruit pics in May of 2012.
The captioned tree is found in desiduous forests and is occasionally common.
I have seen a lot of variation in the flowers of Lannea coromandelica (Moi)
As seen here and also in Vasai I found the red tinge quite strong. Here in Pune I have found both types pure yellow and also mixed yellow and red.
The clusters here are also thick …flowers close to each other.
Sharing some images clicked from Devbagh Karwar hopefully belonging to Lannea which was growing near Seashores.
fruiting tree for ID Dandeli:
Attached are a series of pictures of the same species of tree, but of different individuals. Commonly seen tree in Dandeli, in moist deciduous and semi-evergreen habitat. The species was fruiting and a variety of birds were feeding on the fruit; also the Malabar Giant squirrel was feeding on the fruit.
Date/Time- May 2012
Location- Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve, Uttara Kannada Dist. Karnataka. Habitat- Wild
Could that be Lannea coromandelica. Known as Godda/Geru/Udimara/Moee/Shembat/Shimti in Kannada.
Yes Most probably Lannea coromandelica.
New year greetings.:
ID Confirmation : Lannea coromandalica:
Would you please share the picture of leaves, or a branch with leaves, if you have. I think when in flower you may not get leaves. In such cases, if you do not have pictures of leaves with you, you may need to wait. Please check whether the bark is red when you make a cut. Some time when you cut the bark, there would be red exudate that is also a character of Lannea coromandalica.
yes it’s Lannea coromandalica
Yes Lannea coromandelica मोई
why do people cut bark… does not that hurt tree? at the least disfigure it… for its life…
Very nice close up …
I think you have posted Lannea coromandelica flower instead of its associate.
To me also this appears like Lannea coromandelica rather than Boswellia serrata..
… absolutely right this is Lannea coromandelica. I am extremely sorry now I am posted the same.
Lannea coromandelica : female flowers :
Yes it is.
Nice closeups. The wood is used for catamarans in Tamil Nadu.
Requesting ID of this tree : 29032012 : ARK-01 : 5 images. 5 posts by 4 authors.
Lannea coromandelica [syn. Odina wodier] … Moi or Shimti in Marathi.
YES. Lannea coromandelica. jhingan gum…a very useful product from tree. and fruits are also use for fish capturing. propagation through cutting is easy
Yes Lannea coromandelica मोई
Hooghly Today : Odina wodier Roxb. : Attachments (11). 7 posts by 4 authors.
Yes now I suppose known as Lannea coromandelica. मोई Funnily some pronounce it as Oh Diana Oh Dear.
Oh Diana Oh Dear! Great … One interesting find is GRIN doesn’t recognise Diana – http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?417527#syn !!!
Nice pix, great efforts and minute details.
Thank you very much Sir, missed the flowers this year.
It is flowering nowadays (30.4.13) in lower hills of Uttarakhand. At the time of flowering trees are leafless.
I have also noticed the deciduous nature of this tree. There were a few of them. The biggest one just has started growing leaves, while the smaller ones already grew new foliage.
SYMBIOSIS : 358 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
tree for id mm2 14 07 2013 : Attachments (6). 5 posts by 4 authors.
Lannea coromandelica perhaps
Feel that Lannea coromandelica usually has bunches of fruits and here they appear single. Can it be Garuga?
Looks more like Lannea coromandelica with most of fruits already dropped off.
I think that … and … are right in saying that this may be Lannea coramandelica. It surely cannot be Garuga pinnata as the leaves of G. pinnata are toothed and the fruit is round while the tree in the photographs has ovoid fruits and leaves with smooth margins.
Identification of this TREE : Attachments (4). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Could you help me with identifying this tree? The tree is about 25′ high and looks to be under 5 years old.
I first thought it was Ailanthus excelsa but on closer inspection the leaf shape didn’t match
Melia azaderach.. leaf shape does not match.
Gliricidia sepium… leaf shape does not match.
Toona ciliata… bark is very different.
Melia dubia… leaf shape???
Could it be Chukrasia tabularis?
Fwd: [efloraofindia:186348] Identification of some trees species TK7 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments(1 + 6).
The last one looks like Lannea coromandelica.. …
Agree with … This is Moi / Shemat / Shembat [Lannea coromandalica]. Sending a few of my photographs.
Very good photographs of Lannea coromandelica. मोई
Tree For ID : Jim Corbett,Uttarakhand : 030614 : AK-3 : 7 posts by 6 authors. Attachments(3).
Another tree seen near the river bank with buds, no open flowers seen when picture was taken.
? sp. of Lannea
Yes, this seems to match with the only Lannea I know, i.e. L. coromandelica..
Lannea coromandelica and Garuga pinnata are two possibilities but the leaves have only up to 5 leaflets (both species have many leaflets). Additionally, L.coromandelica develops shining green fruits which is not visible here.
It looks like Lannea coromandelica with many red insect galls. These are not the normal fruit of the tree.
Agree with … These are fruit galls [also quite common in Pongamia pinnata]. My photographs of the fruit for comparison are available at this link :
Thanks for identifying this tree and the additional information.
Lannea coromandelica : Attachments (3 + 1).
Different Parakeets seem to be enjoying the fruits.
Negative. This is Shembat [Lannea coromandalica].
Thanks for correcting me and providing the right id.
Will do the necessary corrections.
This is LANNEA COROMANDELICA
ID PLEASE: CR06042015 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Could you please identify this fragrant flower. Location: Girawali, Ghodegao.
Lannea coromandelica family : Anacardiaceae
new to me. I was wonder when would someone tell what this was. thanks both …
…Pictures show only fruits.
so the fruits are fragrant? or some thing else in the neighborhood was scented. what month was this in, …??? is it possible for you to do follow up
I think some of them are galls (in the second picture).
so we need better pictures of both the far off flowers and closer “fruit” or the “Galls”. so we really do not exactly what this is. do we?
We do know …; Lannea coromandelica
just from that two or three bunches of “Flowers” in the distance?
Those are fruits, … A very familiar sight.
how can you even id some objects that i cant even make out if its flower or fruit. amazing. so local knowledge is essential… it must over ride objects visibility. that would be like poker or game of chance
Mhow, Indore, Madhya Pradesh: Request for species id : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Tree For ID : Tiny Flowers : Panvel : 13AUG15 : AK-27 : 27/27 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Affirmative. Please check the archives of this group for my photographs of this.
Lannea coromandelica SMP MAY 2016/6 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Sharing images of another Anacardiaceae member
Thanks … for beautiful images…
25072017BHAR1 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) – 3 MB
I found it near tropical dry forest land near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Lannea coromandelica (Houtt.) Merr. sapling
Lannea coromandelica – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Identification of tree : 11 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)- 1 mb each.
Wish to get this tree identified. The tree has pinnate leaves, is imparipinnate, acuminate, subsessile, and glabrous. Is this Chukrasia tabularis?
Garuga pinnata. Burseraceae.
Don’t think so, the leaf margins are entire!
Ok, sir, we will be a wait but check it once Chukrasia tabularis
Pl. check with images at Lannea coromandelica
To me appears close at first glance.
Thank you, Sir. It is Lannea coromandelica. New images of a different bigger tree in the same locality with fruits attached.
Attachments (3) – 1 mb each.
I think it’s Chukrasia tabularis. Pls note the oblique base of the leaflets and lenticels on bark. May be corrected if I am wrong.
Different from images at Chukrasia tabularis
Also see the attached images from …
Mumbai :: Tree for ID :: ARK2019-43 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Requesting to please ID this small tree. This was growing, most probably wild, in Mumbai.
The pics were captured in Apr 2019. No flowers or fruits seen.
Requested to please provide ID.
Seems to Stereospermum sp.Bignoniaceae.
How about Lannea coromandelica ?
Thanks … Could be possible. There are some L. coromandelica trees in the vicinity.
I have seen that … is hardly wrong in her ids.
This time too, she is right as per images and details at Lannea coromandelica
Yes …, accepted.
14122020PP2: 2 images.
Request for identification of tree.
Date: 22nd June 2020
Time: 1108 hrs
Location- Eco-park, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh
Habitat- Wild, on a hilly slope
Close-up of leaves
18122020PP1: 2 images.
Request for identification of tree.
Date: 25th June 2020
Time: 1206 hrs
Location- Jangal Sungal Uperla, Bilaspur district, Himachal Pradesh
Habitat- Wild, on a hilly slope.
Close-up of leaves in the following mail.
Close-up of leaf
Please identify this plant: 2 images.
Please identify the plant given in the attached photographs. Photographed at Kharghar Hill (Navi Mumbai) Maharashtra on 25/08/2021.
SK 3674 19 January 2023: 4 very high res. images.
Location: Jalthal, Jhapa, East Nepal
Date: 01 January 2023
Elevation: 97 m.
I think it is difficult in vegetative stage.
Lannea coromandelica (Houtt.) Merr.
Nepali Names: हल्लुन्ड़े Hallunde / होलोङ्ग्ग्रे Holonggre
Yes, appears close as per images at
Lannea coromandelica (Houtt.) Merr.
Chinchoti, Thane district :: Apr 14, 2010 · 11:59 AM IST :: about 5 m (16 ft) asl
Many thanks to Radha Veach and Bharat Godambe for validating the ID at iNaturalist
identification: 3 high res. images.
identify this tree species by their leaves.
location pantnagar university uttarakhand
It reminds me of Lannea coromandelica (Houtt.) Merr. [Anacardiaceae].
Yes, appears close.
SK 3756 22 June 2023: 4 very high res. images.
Location: Rimna, Jajarkot, West Nepal
Date: 30 May 2023
Habit : Wild
Pl. check Ligustrum?
I am not sure but it looks different.
Lannea coromandelica most likely.
I guess you are right