Madhuca longifolia, Madhuca indica
Madhuca longifolia is an Indian tropical tree found largely in the central and north Indian plains and forests. It is commonly known as oil-nut, madhūka, madkam (in Ho language), mahuwa, Butter Tree,mahua, mahwa, mohulo, or Iluppai or vippa chettu. It is a fast-growing tree that grows to approximately 20 meters in height, possesses evergreen or semi-evergreen foliage, and belongs to the family Sapotaceae. It is adaptable to arid environments, being a prominent tree in tropical mixed deciduous forests in India in the states of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.
Borrowed from Hindi महुआ (mahuā).
mahua (plural mahuas)
- Madhuca longifolia, an Indian tropical tree.
See mahwa tree.