Guazuma ulmifolia Lamk.

 
  • Family : STERCULIACEAE
    (Sterculia Or Cocoa Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : COCOA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MALVACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Guazuma tomentosa H.B. Kunth; Theobroma guazuma L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Guazuma ulmifolia Lam.
  • Common name : Honey-Fruit Tree, Bastard Cedar, West-Indian Elm
  • Vernacular name : Bhadarkshi (Kannada); Uthraksham, Valampuri, Edampuri, Rudrasam, Tenbachai (Tamil); Udrik patta, Thene chettu, Rudraksha (Telugu); Debodaru (Oria)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Introduced and planted. Sometimes as an escape and even naturalized in the sub-continent.
  • Key identification features : Small tree, capsule black, globose, woody, covered with blunt tubercles
  • Flower, Fruit : February-September
  • Native : Central America, Java
  • World Distribution : Tropical America, Tropical Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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.
  • 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=Guazuma ulmifolia. Downloaded on 27 September 2020.

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