Engelhardtia spicata Lechen ex Blume, Bijdr. 528 1826. (Syn: Engelhardtia aceriflora (Reinw.) Blume; Gyrocarpus pendulus Blanco; Juglans pterococca Roxb. (Unresolved));
A small, deciduous tree with grey bark and woolly shoots. Leaves imparipinnate, 10-25 x 8-12 cm, ovate-oblong. Leaflets 5-11, obtuse or acute, entire, woolly beneath, the terminal one smallest or sometimes aborted. Male flowers in slender catkins, small, green. Stamens 4-5, nearly sessile. Female flowers in pendulous spikes. Calyx hairy, adnate to the ovary. Petals none. Fruit a small, round nut, villous, seated on a 3-lobed bract.
Common name: Mauwa • Assamese: lal amiri, lewa, rumgach • Hindi: gadh mauha, mahwa, samma, silapoma • Khasi: dieng lamba, dieng lyba • Lepcha: Savyak, Sugreot-kung • Manipuri: হৈজুগা মানবী Heijuga-manbi • Mizo: hnum • Nepali: मौवा Mauwa
We have a few individuals of this species in Morni Hills, when we visited the area earlier, it was not in flowering stage. Hoping to find it blooming some day.
Yes I know … Delhi University Prof. … had specially asked me to look for this one, but we could not find any in flowering.
We too have this species in Sikkim; even in Gangtok itself.
Engelhardtia spicata_Assam (RD 23102011_a):
Why do people scrape off/slice off bark… as in your 2nd pic above ??
Like other morphological characters, trees could also be identified by their bark. If you touch the bark of the tree and try to feel the texture of the bark, you can experience its texture. It could be uniform, spiny, flaky, smooth or ridged. This method could be useful in case of trees that have reached their age of maturity. The colour of the bark can also be a parameter in identifying trees. In that case, you need to peel off a strip of bark. For instance, if you try to peel the bark of this sp, it breaks down into small strips in the horizontal direction and exposes its pinkish-white layers underneath.
a SMALL portion of bark removed generally to observe if any exudate present or not, if present what type and nature.
I didn’t say the inner bark helps in ID (it may be sometimes)…but it is helpful in describing the plant/bark…as in the case of Terminalia arjuna (pl see the picture), the inner bark is reddish, and one can also get to see/measure the thickness of bark when sliced.
This is Engelhardtia spicata …
Thanks a lot … for quick ID
new to me
never knew this relative of pecan, walnuts and hicory.
whitish green fruiting spike
These hanging leafy brushes looked lovely.
There were only a few leaves still on the tree and they were compound. Please advise.
18 April 2015
This is Engelhardtia spicata
… is absolutely right. love this set of pictures
Thank you … Wikipedia has this to say about the name;
On searching found that it belongs to a less known family Juglandaceae.
I have seen this tree in West Sikkim.
Engelhardia spicata Lesch. ex Blume, Bijdr. 528. 1826, nom. cons. (Syn: (=) Engelhardia aceriflora (Reinw.) Blume; (=) Pterilema aceriflorum Reinw.);
Tree for id From Sikkim. : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Please identify this tree from Namprikdam, North Sikkim, April – 2015.
This is Engelhardtia spicata
This is Engelhardtia spicata. Juglandaceae.
The tree belongs to the genus Engelhartia and species must be spicata if in the Himalayas.
The tree is naturally growing in Manipur state both in plains and hills. The tree is commonly known as Linphop in Manipuri. The tree is Engelhardia spicata Lindl. under the family Juglandaceae.
Engelhardia spicata Lesch. ex Bl. (accepted name) ?? : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Balthali, Kabhrepalanchowk, Nepal
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Date: 26 March 2016
Look at the attached paper. I do not know the fate. You have to seach in the list of conserved names. Attachments (1)- E. spicata.pdf
Thanks, … Is the Id Ok otherwise ?
Very common in Sikkim, even along roadsides.
Nepali Names : Mauwaa मौवा / भाले मौवा Bhale Mauwaa / सेती मौवा seti Mauwaa
a tree for i.d. : Attachments (1)
Englehardia sp. (Juglandaceae)
Engelhardia spicata Lesch. ex Bl. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7) – around 600 kb each.
Location: Soureni, India
Date: 7 May 2018
Altitude: 4000 ft
Habit : Wild
Engelhardia spicata Lechen ex Blume : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 700 kb.
Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 28 April 2019
Elevation: 1519 m.
Habit : Wild
Engelhardtia spicata AT/May 2019/10 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 2 Mb.
Mauwa, Gadh mauha, Samma
Shalaghat, Himachal Pradesh
This tree was observed on a hill in Meghalaya forest.
Is this a Shorea species?
Please help in identification.
Habitat- Forest area, hill slope
Location- Near Nongkhyllem wildlife sanctuary
(Not very clear pictures, as it was a cloudy and rainy day)
Check for family. Possibly Engelhardtia spicata ????
Yes it is Engelhardtia spicata.