Cordia vestita (A.DC.) Hook.f. & Thomson

 
  • Family : BORAGINACEAE
    (Forget-Me-Not Or Borage Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : LASORA FAMILY (लसोड़ा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Boraginaceae
  • Basionym : Gerascanthus vestitus (Hook.f. & Thomson) Borhidi
  • Synonym(s) : Cordia incana Royle; Gerascanthus vestitus (Hook.f. & Thomson) Borhidi; Gynaion vestitum A.DC.; Lithocardium vestitum Kuntze
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Cordia vestita (A.DC.) Hook.f. & Thomson
  • Common name : Bairola
  • Vernacular name :
    • Bairola, Bateuta, Baurala, Kum, Kumbhi (Hindi)
    • Kaadu Kandale, Kempu Challe (Kannada)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Himalayas, at altitudes of about 300-1000 m.
  • Comments / notes : Not common and apparently cultivated.
  • Key identification features : A deciduous polygamous tree with densely tomentose branchlets. Leaves 7-12 x 4.5-12 cm, broadly ovate to obovate, obtuse or acute, base truncate or cuneate, margin undulate. Upper surface scabrid and darker in colour, lower dense grey-white tomentose. Petiole up to 3.5 cm long. Flowers in dense cymes, yellowish-white. Pedicel 8-15 mm, tomentose. Calyx 8-15 mm long, 5-lobed, ribbed, tomentose on the outside. Corolla tube equalling calyx, hairy within. Limb 11-12 mm broad; lobes 5, obtuse-crenulate, filaments hairy at base. Drupe 15-17 mm long, ellipsoid.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-April
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Himachal Pradesh : Hamirpur district
  • Native : India, Pakistan, West Himalaya
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : North-East Pakistan to West Himalaya and North-West India
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 179
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cordia vestita. Downloaded on 29 May 2024.

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