Duabanga grandiflora (DC.) Walp.

 
  • Family : SONNERATIACEAE
    (Apple Mangrove Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : APPLE MANGROVE FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lythraceae
  • Synonym(s) : Duabanga sonneratioides Buch.-Ham.; Lagerstroemia grandiflora Roxb. ex DC.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Duabanga grandiflora (DC.) Walp.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Bandorhulla (Oria)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Subtropical and terai forests, especially on river banks
  • Comments / notes : One of the tallest trees with characteristic large attractive flower. A fast-growing species; wood useful for building
  • Key identification features : Roughly fissured smoke grey bark. Tree 20 - 30m; branches drooping. Leaves rigid, Corymbs terminal, drooping, 3 - 20-flowered
  • Flower, Fruit : December-July
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Maharashtra : Thane district, Mumbai Suburban district
    • Odisha : Koraput district
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Assam : Golaghat district,Nagaon district
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : North and Middle Andaman,South Andaman,Rutland Island
  • Native : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • K.S.Rao-Flowering Plants of IISC, 2009
    • Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 23
    • Grierson A.J.C & Long D.G (1983). Flora of Bhutan Vol.1 (2):287-288
    • Parkinson, C.E. 1923. A Forest Flora of the Andaman Islands, Govt. of India, Shimla
    • 179
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Duabanga grandiflora. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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