Gustavia augusta L.

 
  • Family : LECYTHIDACEAE
    (LECYTHIS or BRASIL NUT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lecythidaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gustavia augusta L.
  • Common name : Stink Wood
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Planted
  • Key identification features : Trees, 8-10 m tall, emitting foul smell, branched from base. Leaves subsessile, clustered at the ends of branches, obovate or oblanceolate. Flowers pink or white, fragrant, in terminal cymes, 2-4 together. Berries obconic with a depression at apex, greenish, hard.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-August
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. pp.984. Botanical survey of India, Govt. 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=Gustavia augusta. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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