Schleichera oleosa (Lour.) Oken (Pakistan (Pakistani Punjab), Nepal, India (throughout), Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Java, Laos, Lesser Sunda Isl., Sulawesi (incl. Selayar Isl., Kabaena Isl., Muna Isl.), Moluccas (Ambon, Banda, ?Ceram, ?Kei Isl.), Myanmar [Burma] (widespread), Bangladesh as per Catalogue of life)









Floral Database of Tamilnadu

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name

(Lour.) Oken
Large tree Dry Evergreen to
Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, Kanniyakumari, Namakkal, Nilgiri, Salem, Theni,
Tirunelveli, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Viluppuram, Virudhunagar
Kolamaa, Konji-vanji, Miruga kottai



Species with description &
pictures in Flowers of India
as on 21.1.14: 

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name

Schleichera oleosa Sapindaceae Kusum Tree

Biodiversity in India, Volume 4 edited by T. Pullaiah (2006)- details-
Schleichera oleosa (syn. Schleichera trijuga Willd.)

Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- details-

Schleichera oleosa (syn. Schleichera trijuga Willd.)

Schleichera oleosa (syn. Schleichera trijuga Willd.)

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)-
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- details- p.99-

Schleichera oleosa (syn. Schleichera trijuga Willd.)

Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide By Pradip Krishen (2006)-
Schleichera oleosa (syn. Schleichera trijuga Willd.)

Schleichera : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Schleichera

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of thespecies available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Any comments are welcome


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