Botanical name: Casearia graveolens Family: Salicaceae (Willow family)
Chilla is a deciduous shrub or small tree, up to 6 m tall, with dark grey bark with white specks and a few longitudinal wrinkles. Elliptic leaves are stalked, somewhat toothed, base rounded or sometimes pointed. They are 9.5-13 cm long, 5.5-7.5 cm broad, smooth. Leaf stalk is up to 1 cm long. Flowers are pale green, foul smelling, somewhat hairy, in clusters on leafless axils. Fruits are yellow ellipsoid or nearly spherical capsules, 2-5 cm long, 1-1.5 cm wide. Chilla is found is the Himalayas, from Garhwal to Sikkim, and Burm, at altitudes of 300-2000 m. It is also found in S. India in Eastern and Western Ghats. Flowering: February-March.
Identification credit: Navendu Pāgé & Prashant Awale
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