Common Name: Indian Elm Tree
Scientific Name: Holoptelea integrifolia
Type: Deciduous

Indian Elm is a large tree, gowing up to 18m tall, belongs to family Ulmaceae (Elm family). Native to India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Indo-China. Crushed leaves emit an unpleasant odour. Flowering takes place in months of January and February while fruiting occurs throughout April and May. Excellent source of fodder for livestock.The bark of Indian Elm is used in rheumatism. Seed and paste of stem bark is used in treating ringworm.
Location: Near Sarovar udyan, beside H4, behind library(Beside swimming pool road)

Known as
  • Jungle Cork tree
  • Kanju
  • Chilbil
  • Ainasadada
Leaves
  • Simple, alternate, smooth
  • Ovate or elliptic ovate with entire margin
  • Rounded base, acuminate apex
  • 6 to 9 pairs of lateral prominant nerves
Bark
  • Whitish grey, smooth
  • Covered with blisters
  • Peeling in corky scales on old trees
Flowers
  • Small, greenish yellow to brownish
  • Borne in short racemes or fascicles
  • Male, female bisexual flowers on same tree
  • Velvety sepals, 4 to 5 in number
Fruits
  • Fruit is a circular samara
  • 2.5 to 3cm in diameter
  • Glabrous, nerved wings
  • 1 flat seed