IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU)
Terminalia pallida Brandis, Indian Trees 308 1906. (syn: Terminalia brandisii Engl. ex Brandis);
SE. India as per POWO;

Images by J.M.Garg – Id by Vijayasankar Raman


Tree for Id 020908Jm3:
Fruiting in Talakona forest, AP near Tirupati on 16/8/08.

–  These have been identified as Terminalia pallida by …



Submission of Terminalia pallida flowers : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
These are pictures of Terminalia pallida in flowering, which are not seen in efi page


Terminalia pallida?: 8 images.

Found this tree on the way to TP Kota water falls area, AP.
Small tree.

Yes, it’s Terminalia pallida

How to confirm it’s not T. chebula?

Because T. chebula has intraspecific variations and myself had found lot of variations in fruit size.
When I first saw the tree’s leaf it was totally different. My guess may be wrong.

Yes, you’re right sir,

Chebula leaves are completely different.
Leaf key
Leaves Ovate, rarely some are obovate, immersed nerves, chartaceous (Thin) ……. Chebula
Leaves Broadly obovate- orbicular, bullet nerves, Chartaceous (Leathery) …….. Pallida
Fruits Key
Fruit clear ovoid, both sides equal beak from the centre of the fruit, clear ridges ….. chebula
Fruits seem rounded, slightly or slightly unequal beak at both sides, unclear ridges …… pallida.



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