Spondias indica (Wight & Arn.) Airy Shaw & Forman, Kew Bull. 21:16. 1967 (Syn: (≡) Solenocarpus indicus Wight & Arn. (basionym));
Habit –Small deciduous trees, up to 10 m tall.
Trunk & Bark- Bark smooth, greyish green
Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets with corky bark, glabrous.
Leaves- Leaves compound, imparipinnate, clustered at twig ends; rachis 15-30 cm long, terete, striate, pulvinus, glabrous; leaflets opposite, 3-7 pairs with terminal one, petiolule to 0.2 cm long; leaflet lamina 3-8 x 1.4-3 cm, narrow oblong sometimes oblong-ovate, apex acuminate, base asymmetricaly rounded, margin crenulate with shallow crenature, chartaceous, glabrous; midrib slightly raised above, with intramarginal nerve; secondary nerves 8-10; tertiary nerves admedially ramified.
Inflorescence / Flower- Inflorescence terminal panicle; flowers bisexual, white, fragrant.
Fruit and Seed- Drupe, small, oblong, 0.8 x 0.4 cm, 1-seeded.
Along rivulets amidst evergreen and moist deciduous forests up to 1000 m.
Endemic to Western Ghats; South and Central Sahyadris.
Nilgiris: Tree for identification 290613MK03 : Attachments (5). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Please help me to identify this tree seen commonly in the shola forests of Nilgiris.
I taken this picture from long distance. Is this any Meliaceae?
Habitat: evergreen forest
Tree: almost 8 m height
Date: 20 June 2013
Place: Kodanad, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: 2000 m asl
This could be Solenocarpus indica
Yes it is Spondias indica [= Solenocarpus indicus]