Careya arborea Roxb.

 
  • Family : LECYTHIDACEAE
    (LECYTHIS or BRASIL NUT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lecythidaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Careya arborea Roxb.
  • Common name : Ceylon Oak Tree, Wild Guava, Kumbi Tree, Patana oak, Slow match tree, Wild guava
  • Vernacular name : Kumbi (Hindi); Daddala mara, Kavalu mara (Kannada); Peythantri, Kolamavu, Peithaandri, Aymaa (Tamil); Kumbhi, Budda budwa, Guda dhermi, Dudippa, Gadava, Budadhermi (Telugu); Kumbhi (Oria); Kumbhi (Sanskrit); Aalam, Alasoo, Peru, Pezhu, Kumbi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist and dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in hills up to 1200m.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Chittoor district, Prakasam district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Mehboobnagar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Sambalpur district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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.
  • 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=Careya arborea. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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