Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa

 
  • Family : RUTACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rutaceae
  • Species : Aegle marmelos
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aegle marmelos (L.)Correa
  • Common name : Bael Tree, Holy Tree
  • Vernacular name : Bilva (San.); Bael, Sirphal (Hin.); Bilva patra mara (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 7879, CJS 16618, KFP 11157, KFP 4364
  • Collector(s) Name : B.R.Ramesh & K.P.Sreenath; K.P.Sreenath & S.R.Ramesh
  • Key identification features : A medium-sized tree with spiny branches. Leaves are alternate, compound with three leaflets. Flowers are borne on branched axillary inflorescence, fragrant and about 2 cm. across. Fruit is globose with a hard rind. A deciduous tree found in open. Bark is pale, somewhat corky with shallow furrows.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Bael leaves are essential offerings to Lord Shiva; Sacred tree
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Devarayandurga (Tumkur); Siruguppa-Bellary road (Bellary)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1996; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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