Calophyllum inophyllum L.

  • Family : CLUSIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Calophyllaceae
  • Species : Calophyllum inophyllum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Calophyllum inophyllum L.
  • Common name : Alexdranian Laurel, Common Poon
  • Vernacular name : Punnaga, Panchakeshera (San.); Surpan, Sultan Champa, Surpunka (Hin.); Honne, Surahonne, Kalhonne (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 587, KFP 7018, KFP 10942
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha & P.Prakash
  • Key identification features : A handsome medium to large size evergreen tree with milky latex. Leaves are simple, opposite decussate, oblong-ovate with several closely set parallel lateral veins. Flowers are in axillary, few-flowered corymbose inflorescence, about 4 cm. across, fragrant, showy and bear many free stamens. Fruit is hard, globoid, of 3-4 cms dia. resembling a golf ball, green but turning yellow when ripe. Bark is dark reddish-brown with vertical furrows and horizontal cracks.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : Mozambique, Tropical Asia
  • Comments : Resin yellowish green and scented.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Collection Locality : Someshwar beach (Dakshina Kannada)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Dakshina Kannada, Mysore, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi


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