Sapindus mukorossi Gaertn.

 
  • Family : SAPINDACEAE
    (Soapberry Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : REETHA FAMILY (रीठा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Sapindaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Sapindus mukorossi Gaertn.
  • Common name : Reetha, Chinese Soapberry, North Indian soapnut, Washing nuts
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated in gardens
  • Key identification features : Medium sized tree with peeling bark. Leaves pinnately compound, leaflet acuminate often falcate, pubescent, flowers in terminal panicles, white. Fruit fleshy, composed of 1-2 berries, yellow when ripe
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district (FRLHT Campus)
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • West Bengal : Darjeeling district
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Bhutan, China, Hainan, India, Japan, Kazan-retto, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Ogasawara-shoto, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bhutan, China, Hainan, India, Japan, Kazan-retto, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Ogasawara-shoto, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Literature :
    • N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Sapindus mukorossi. Downloaded on 20 May 2024.

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