Trees of Morni: Mauwa

May 8, 2013

Mauwa/ Samma (Engelhardtia spicata) is a medium sized deciduos tree of the Himalayas occuring at altitudes ranging from 1000-3000 metres. The trunk is greyish-brown, straight and deeply fissured. The tree flowers during March-April and the light green female flowers hang in pendulous spikes. Timber is reddish-grey and moderately hard.

Mauwa flowers, Kohlan, Morni (April)

Mauwa flowers, Kohlan, Morni (April)

Mauwa tree, Kohlan, Morni

Mauwa tree, Kohlan, Morni

Trunk of the Mauwa tree

Trunk of the Mauwa tree

 

 

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