Muntingia calabura L.

 
  • Family : ELAEOCARPACEAE
    (Olivnut Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : RUDRAKSHA FAMILY (रुद्राक्ष फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MUNTINGIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Muntingia calabura L.
  • Common name : Singapore cherry, Bird's cherry, Cotton Candy berry, Calabur, Jam tree, Manzanil
  • Vernacular name : Ghas-gassey mara (Kannada); Pancharappazham (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Garden plant
  • Comments / notes : Introduced and cultivated. Fruits are edible.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district (Kurnool district), Anantapur district (Anantapur district), Guntur district (Guntur district)
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Mumbai-City district, Thane district
    • Tamil Nadu : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), and cultivated for edible fruits
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Introduced in other tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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=Muntingia calabura. Downloaded on 5 June 2020.

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