Botanical name: Olea dioica Family: Oleaceae (Jasmine family)
Rose Sandal Wood is a tree up to 15 m tall, native to the Indian subcontinent. The bark is grey, smooth. Oblong-elliptic leaves are pointed at both the ends, 7-12 cm long. They are hairless, leathery, with margins which are either distantly serrate (with strong teeth) or entire. Panicles of flowers are oppositely arranged, and spring out in branchlets below the leaves. Flowers are small, greenish white, sometimes with a pinkish tinge. The fleshy fruit is circular, purplish. This tree is found in the Khandala and Mahabaleshwar region of Maharashtra. Flowering: December-March.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale & Shrikant Ingalhalikar
The flower labeled Rose Sandalwood is ...