Couroupita guianensis Aublet

 
  • 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) : 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.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Couroupita guianensis. Downloaded on 25 June 2024.

Botanical Description

Herbarium Specimen(s)

Field Image(s)

India Distribution

World Distribution

Creative Commons License
India Flora Online by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.