Terminalia Bellirica, Bahera - Plant
Common name: Myrobalanus bellirica
Bloom time: October-November
Height: 20 m
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Terminalia bellirica, known as "Bahera" or Beleric or bastard myrobalan, (Arabic: beliledjبليلج, Sanskrit: Vibhitaka विभितक, Aksha अक्ष), is a large deciduous tree common on plains and lower hills in Southeast Asia, where it is also grown as an avenue tree. The basionym is Myrobalanus bellirica Gaertn. (Fruct.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Leaves are 8-20 cm long, 7.
- 5-15 cm wide, on stalks 2.
- 15 cm long.
- Flowers arise in spikes in leaf axils, 5-15 cm long.
- Flowers are greenish yellow, 5-6 mm across, stalklesse, upper flowers of the spike are male, lower flowers are bisexual.
- Stamens are 3-4 mm long.
- Fruit is obovoid 1.
- 5 cm in diameter, covered with minute pale pubescence, stone very thick, indistinctly 5 angled.
- Unverified information In traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Baheda is known as "Bibhitaki;" in its fruit form it is used in the popular Indian herbal rasayana treatment triphala.
- This species is used by some tribes in the Indian subcontinent for its mind-altering qualities - they smoke dried kernels.
- Too much of this can cause nausea and vomiting.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate docto before use.
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