Share web
 
 
 
Home Kerala Plants - DVD Search Kerala Plants Exotic Plants Garden Plants Trees Shrubs Climbers Medicinal Plants
 
KERALA PLANTS
Search Kerala Plants
Exotic Plants
Garden Plants
Trees
Herbs
Shrubs
Climbers
Medicinal Plants
GENERAL
Introduction
Location
Geology & Soil
Climate
Phytogeography
Vegetation
 
KERALA PLANTS - DVD
5094 plants; 880 exotics; 100 more multiple keys for finding plants; 20,000 more plant images; 6,800 local/trade/common names and more...>>>
   
 
  Platycladus orientalis
 
  Family: CUPRESSACEAE
  Citation:  Platycladus orientalis (L.) Franco, Portugaliae Act. Biol., Sér. B, Sist. Julio Henriques 33. 1949. Thuja orientalis L., Sp. Pl. 1002. 1753. Biota orientalis (L.) Endl., Syn. Conif. 47. 1847.
  Malayalam Name(s): Thuja
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Oriental thuja
  Description: Small trees; bark reddish brown to light grayish brown, thin, flaking in long strips; crown ovoid-pyramidal when young. Leaves 1-3 mm, apex bluntly pointed; facial leaves rhomboid, with a conspicuous, linear, glandular groove at center abaxially; lateral leaves overlapping facial ones, boat-shaped, ridged, apex slightly incurved. Male cones yellowish green, ovoid, 2-3 mm. Seed cones when immature bluish green, subglobose, ca. 3 mm in diam., when ripe reddish brown, subovoid, 1.5-2(-2.5) × 1-1.8 cm; proximal 2 fertile cone scales 2-seeded, distal 2 fertile scales 1-seeded. Seeds grayish brown or purplish brown, ovoid or subellipsoid, 5-7 × 3-4 mm, slightly ridged.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: East Asia (West China, North Korea)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: ,g,
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities:
   
 
   
 
Kerala News Online
 
 
 
 
 
Website Hit Counters