Balakata is a genus of trees in the family Euphorbiaceae. It has 2 species, distributed from India to Malesia.[1] The genus name was inspired by balákat-gúbat (“shoulder-tree”), the Philippine common name for B. luzonica.[1]

B. baccata grows up to 26 meters tall, while B. luzonica can reach 36 meters. These trees have alternately arranged leaves 3.5 to 11 centimeters long, usually with large basal glands on the undersides. The undersides are also whitish in color in B. baccata, but not in B. luzonica. The former has longer petioles than the latter. The trees are monoecious, with inflorescences containing several male flowers and usually at least one female flower at the base. The fruit is smooth and fleshy. That of B. baccata usually contains two seeds, while the fruit of B. luzonica has a single seed.[1]
Both species yield useful wood; B. luzonica wood may have commercial value.[1]
(From Wikipedia on 1.5.14)



Fwd: Balakata baccata from East Sikkim : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
It is a member of Euphorbiaceae. Previously known as Sapium baccatum. When I shot it there was no digital camera to my hand.

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A tree -Syzigium ? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Location Rajnagar Kumarghat Unakoti district Tripura
Please identify it

This is Sapium baccatum of Euphorbiaceae member.


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