Trees of Morni: Mauwa

Mauwa/ Samma (Engelhardtia spicata) is a medium sized deciduos tree of the Himalayas occuring at altitudes ranging from 1000-3000 metres. The trunk is greyish-brown, straight and deeply fissured. The tree flowers during March-April and the light green female flowers hang in pendulous spikes. Timber is reddish-grey and moderately hard.

Mauwa flowers, Kohlan, Morni (April)
Mauwa flowers, Kohlan, Morni (April)
Mauwa tree, Kohlan, Morni
Mauwa tree, Kohlan, Morni
Trunk of the Mauwa tree
Trunk of the Mauwa tree