Balanites roxburghii

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Balanites roxburghii
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Zygophyllales
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Genus: Balanites
B. roxburghii
Binomial name
Balanites roxburghii
  • Agialid roxburghii (Planch.) Kuntze
  • Balanites indica Tiegh.
  • Balanites jacquemontii Tiegh.
  • Balanites rigida Royle ex B.D.Jacks.
  • Coccocypselum herbaceum Royle

Balanites roxburghii is a spiny, evergreen tree. It is common in open sandy plains of the Indian peninsula, western Rajasthan, west Bengal, Maharashtra and drier parts of India. The specific epithet roxburghii refers to the Scottish botanist William Roxburgh.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Balanites roxburghii". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  2. ^ Stearn, William (1973). A Gardenerer's Dictionary of Plant Names (Revised ed.). London: Cassell (published 1963). p. 278. ISBN 0304937215.
  • Sands, Martin J. S. 2001. The Desert Date and Its Relatives: A Revision of the Genus Balanites. Kew Bulletin, 56: 1-128.