Trees of Morni: Genthi

September 3, 2013

Genthi/ Daar/ Githa (Boehmeria rugulosa/nervosa ) a medium-sized evergreen tree of the Himalayas (occurs at altitudes upto 1500 metres) with long lance-shaped leaves, strongly 3 veined. The tree flowers in August/ September – flowers are small, greenish, borne in spikes.

Flowers of Daar/ Genthi tree, Morni road (turn for Barisher road)

Flowers of Daar/ Genthi tree, Morni road (turn for Barisher road)

Genthi/ Daar tree, Morni road (turn for Barisher road)

Genthi/ Daar tree, Morni road (turn for Barisher road)

Bark is dark brown and rough- deeply fissured.

Bark of genthi tree

Bark of genthi tree

Timber is moderately hard and dark red. The juice of the bark is used to treat cuts. Paste of the bark is applied on bone fractures.

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An environmental enthusiast who loves tramping through the hills in search of the picturesque.

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  1. sumeer says:

    Hi, very impressed and happy to read why you chose morni, the story of your dream, please suggest, if we can talk and meet.

    Sumeer
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