Dillenia pentagyna Roxb.

 
  • Family : DILLENIACEAE
    (DILLENIA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Dilleniaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dillenia pentagyna Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Aggai, Kallai (Hindi); Kadu kanigala, Madathega, Kaltega (Kannada); Naitekku (Tamil); Kalinga, Chinna Kalinga, Ravudana (Telugu); Rai, Kirmilla (Oria); Karanbidi, Karmal, Karmvel, Karval, Sua (Marathi); Kattupunnakai, Kodapunna, Malampunna, Naithekku, Pattipunna, Punna, Valapunna (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional. Fruits are edible. Wood is used for timber implements. Deciduous Feb-May
  • Flower, Fruit : February-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Visakhapatnam district (Vishakapatnam district), Talakona Hills (Chittoor district), Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district), East Godavari district (East Godavari district), Papikonda Hills (West Godavari district), Srikakulam district, Prakasham district (Prakasam district), Kurnool district (Kurnool district), Guntur district (Guntur district)
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra open forests
    • Odisha : Angul district, Bolangir district, Balasore district, Bargarh district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Deogarh district, Dhenkanal district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Kandhamal district, Kendrapara district, Keonjhar district, Khurda district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district, Mayurbhanj district, Rayagada district,Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, Andaman & Nicobar Islands (India), Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Java, Celebes Island, Lesser Sunda Islands
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Dillenia pentagyna. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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