Dillenia aurea Sm.

    (Dillenia Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KARMAL FAMILY (करमल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : DILLENIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dillenia aurea Sm.
  • Vernacular name : Rai (Oria)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Fruits are edible, liked by Elephants
  • Key identification features : Leaves are shed to wards January end renewed Febrauary
  • Flower, Fruit : April-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Maharashtra : Chandrapur district
    • 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
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, North-East Thailand, Nepal to Bhutan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 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 aurea. Downloaded on 8 December 2021.

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