Couroupita guianensis Aublet

 
  • Family : LECYTHIDACEAE
    (LECYTHIS or BRASIL NUT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lecythidaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Couroupita guianensis Aubl.
  • Common name : Cannon-ball Tree
  • Vernacular name : Nagalinga (Kannada); Naagalingam (Tamil); Nagalingamu (Telugu); Nagesar (Oria); Nagalingamaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Grown in gardens and temple premises
  • Comments / notes : Planted in gardens and around temples for its fragrant flowers.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : South America
  • World Distribution : Introduced in old World tropics
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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.
  • 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=Couroupita guianensis. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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