Balanites roxburghii is a spiny evergreen tree, growing up to 9 m in height
B. roxburghii Planch. syn. B. aegyptiaca (Linn.) Delile var. roxburghii Duthie
humid sandy terrain, INDIA
Seed Collection period
Evergreen, Ornamental, fruit, medicinal, Fuel, Soap making, gun powder
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.