Medicinal Plants and Jainism: Tirthankar Shitalanatha

Published: 03.01.2016

Tirthankar Shitalanatha
Tree: Kalpvriksha
Botanical Name: Adansonia digitata L.
Family: Bombacaceae

It is a small deciduous tree with smooth grey bark. Leaflets are sessile or subsessile, obovate-oblong or elliptic-oblong, densely silky brown, hairy. Flowers are pendulous. Fruits are 20-25 cms. long, ellipsoidal densely hairy, pale brown. Flowering occurs in April-May and fruiting in June–December.

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