Balanites roxburghii

Balanites roxburghii is a spiny evergreen tree, growing up to 9 m in height
balanites-roxburghii
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Botanical Name
Balanites roxburghii
Common Name
Desert date
Synonyms
B. roxburghii Planch. syn. B. aegyptiaca (Linn.) Delile var. roxburghii Duthie
Collection Locale
humid sandy terrain, INDIA
Altitude
upto 1500 ft
Seed Collection period
November
Characteristics
Evergreen, Ornamental, fruit, medicinal, Fuel, Soap making, gun powder

General Description:

Balanites roxburghii is a spiny evergreen tree, growing up to 9 m in height, and is distributed in India across western Rajasthan, South-East Punjab, drier parts of penisnsular India, Sikkim and West Bengal. The bark is gray, about 6 mm thick, leaves bi-foliolate, with elliptic or obovate leaflets. The greenish white flowers are small and fragrant. The fruits are ovoid and bear an oily seed.

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