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Terminalia arjuna
(arjun)

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Terminalia arjuna (arjun)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Terminalia arjuna
  • Preferred Common Name
  • arjun
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Invertebrate food for lac/wax insects
  • Invertebrate food for silkworms

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Growing on a riverbank in Sri Lanka.
TitleTree
CaptionGrowing on a riverbank in Sri Lanka.
Copyright©D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
Growing on a riverbank in Sri Lanka.
TreeGrowing on a riverbank in Sri Lanka.©D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
TitleOrnamental tree in Sri Lanka
Caption
Copyright©D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
Ornamental tree in Sri Lanka©D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
TitleDrupes and seedling
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Copyright©D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
Drupes and seedling©D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
TitleBranch with inflorescences
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Copyright©D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
Branch with inflorescences©D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
TitleLine artwork of shoot
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Copyright©D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
Line artwork of shoot©D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
TitleLine artwork of seedling and drupe
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CopyrightD.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
Line artwork of seedling and drupeD.K.N.G. Pushpakumara

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Terminalia arjuna (Roxb. ex DC.) Wight & Arn.

Preferred Common Name

  • arjun

Other Scientific Names

  • Pentaptera angustifolia Roxb.
  • Pentaptera arjuna Roxb. ex DC.
  • Pentaptera glabra Roxb.
  • Terminalia berryi Wight & Arn.
  • Terminalia crenulata Roth
  • Terminalia glabra (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.
  • Terminalia ovalifolia Rottler

International Common Names

  • English: arjuna; Malabar almond; tropical almond; white murdah

Local Common Names

  • Bangladesh: arjun
  • India: anjni; arjhan; arjuna; arjuna-sadada; arjuna-sadra; arjuno; attu-maruthu; attur marutha; bilimaddi-nirmathi; dhaula sadar; hole massi; holima hi; jamla; kaha; kahu; kahua; kakubha; kattukadukka; khaua; kireeti; koha; kohar; koho; kohu; kolamaruthu; kulamarutha; maddi; nirmaruthu; nirmatti; orjun; panda-sahajo; raktarjuna; sadado; sadaru; sadura; sahado; sanmadat; savimadat; thella; thella maddi; thosamatti; vellamarda; vellamatta; vella-monda; vellilaya; vermaddi; yerramaddi; Yewamadi
  • Sri Lanka: kumbuk; marudu; murutha; wellaimarudu
  • Thailand: rok faa khaao

EPPO code

  • TEMAJ (Terminalia arjuna)

Trade name

  • arjun

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Myrtales
  •                         Family: Combretaceae
  •                             Genus: Terminalia
  •                                 Species: Terminalia arjuna

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Invertebrate food for lac/wax insects
  • Invertebrate food for silkworms

Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization

Fuels

  • Charcoal
  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Human food and beverage

  • Honey/honey flora

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Dye/tanning
  • Gum/resin
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Boats

Charcoal

Furniture

Railway sleepers

Roundwood

  • Building poles
  • Pit props
  • Transmission poles

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Beams
  • Bridges
  • Engineering structures
  • For heavy construction
  • For light construction

Vehicle bodies

Wood-based materials

  • Plywood

Woodware

  • Industrial and domestic woodware
  • Tool handles