Gustavia augusta L.

    (Lecythis Or Brasil Nut Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KUMBHI FAMILY (कुंभी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : 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. augusta. Downloaded on 27 October 2020.

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