Tecomella Undulata is a tree species, locally known as rohida,[2][3][4] found in Oman, and from southwest Iran to northwest India. It is the only species in the monotypic genus Tecomella.[1] It is a medium-sized tree that produces quality timber and is the main source of timber amongst the indigenous tree species of desert regions of Shekhawati and Marwar in Rajasthan. The trade name of the tree species is desert teak or Marwar teak.

Tree in Alamarvdasht, Fars, Iran
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Bignoniaceae
Genus: Tecomella
T. undulata
Binomial name
Tecomella undulata
(Sm.) Seem.[1]
Tree in Alamarvdasht, Fars, Iran
Tree at the village of Harsawa
Leaves at the village of Gharsana, India
Trunk at Gharsana


  1. ^ a b c "Tecomella Seem.". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2021-12-02.
  2. ^ Sharma, B. M.; Gupta, J. P. (2019-02-07). Agroforestry for Sustained Productivity in Arid Regions. Scientific Publishers. p. 160. ISBN 978-93-87991-03-3.
  3. ^ Kumar, Suresh; Purohit, C. S. (2015-05-01). Conservation of Threatened Desert Plants. Scientific Publishers. p. 128. ISBN 978-93-86102-28-7.
  4. ^ Varghese, Nisha; Burark, Sukhdeo Singh; Varghese, K. A. (2023). Natural Resource Management in the Thar Desert Region of Rajasthan. Springer Nature. p. 215. ISBN 978-3-031-34556-2.
  • ROHIDA (Tecomella undulata), Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun
  • Conservation status Patrika News in Hindi
  • Yahy M. Musakhel 2005: Floral diversity of Tecomella undulata species in Balochistan Pakistan.