Careya arborea Roxb.

 
  • Family : LECYTHIDACEAE
    (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 IPNI) : 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 : Tropical moist deciduous forests and Tropical 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
    • Karnataka : Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Pune district, Satara district, Kolhapur district, Sindhudurg district, RTG
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Sambalpur district
    • West Bengal : West Bengal
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
  • 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.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Careya arborea. Downloaded on 21 May 2024.

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