Tetrameles nudiflora R. Br., Pl. Jav. Rar. 79, pl. 17 79 1838. (Syn: Anictoclea grahamiana Nimmo; Tetrameles grahamiana (Nimmo) Wight; Tetrameles grahamiana var. ceylanica A. DC.; Tetrameles rufinervis Miq.);
China (S. Yunnan) to Tropical Asia and N. Queensland: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
Common name: False Hemp Tree • Assamese: bhelu • Bengali: chundul • Garo: awek, bol bok, dumbong • Hindi: jungli dungy • Kannada: ಕಾಡು ಬೆಂಡೆ Kaadu bende, ಬೋಳಾರ್ Bolar • Malayalam: ചീനി cheeni, വെള്ളച്ചീനി vellacheeni • Marathi: जंगली भेंडी jangali bhendi • Nepali: मैन-काठ main-kath • Tamil: சீனி Chini, சோலை Cholai • Mizo: Thingdawl
Deciduous dioecious trees, to 45 m high, bole buttressed; bark 10 mm thick, greyish-white, smooth, tuberculate-lenticellate; blaze dull yellow. Leaves simple, alternate, exstipulate, crowded at the apex of branchlets; petiole 5-15 cm long, slender, tomentose; lamina 7.5-20 x 5-12 cm, orbicular-ovate or broadly ovate, base cordate, apex acute-acuminate, margin glandular-serrate, coriaceous, glabrous above, densely tomentose beneath; nerves 3-5 from base, palmate, prominent, lateral nerves 4-9 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers unisexual, yellowish-green; female flowers sessile, in spicate pendulous panicles; male flowers subsessile, in pubescent panicles; male flowers: 4 mm across, calyx tube very short; lobes 4, ovate, united at base; petals absent; stamens 4, opposite the calyx lobes, inserted around a flat central disc; pistillode rudimentary; female flowers: 4 x 3 mm; calyx connate with the ovary, 4-gonous; lobes 4, short; petals absent; staminodes absent; ovary inferior, 1-celled, ovules numerous on 4 parietal placentae; styles 4, subulate; stigmas club shaped. Fruit a capsule, 5-6 mm long, urceolate, faintly 8-ribbed, glandular, crowned by persistent calyx segments, opening at top; seeds minute, brown.
– This looks like Tetrameles nudiflora.
– Its a great specimen. Pls take the giant buttressed roots also in your next visit. It is Bhend but nothing to do with Malvaceae. It is Tetramelaceae. Pls tell us when it flowers in the next 1-2 months.
– Have seen a gigantic specimen of this tree at Savrat Ghan in Phansad WLS. The local name is Ran-bhend.
– I saw these trees at Phansad WLS last week. Ran-bhend name seems to have come from obvious similarity of leaves with Thespsesia populnea leaves.
Huge Tetrameles nudiflora tree – DATR, Uttara Kannada:
Is it Tetrameles nodiflora, really huge tree!!!!!
Date/Time – May 2011 10.00 am
Impressive, what huge buttresses…
Hindi name of Tetrameles nudiflora: Please help by providing the name *jungli dungy* (or *dungi*) a name given in Hindi to Tetrameles nudiflora in Devnagari script.
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Tetrameles nodiflora of Datiscaceae common known as Vellacheeni or Cheenimaram in Malayalam
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Yes …, I saw it from Thrissur district of Kerala