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  Couroupita guianensis
 
  Family: LECYTHIDACEAE
  Citation:  Couroupita guianensis Aublet, Hist. Pl. Guiane 708. t. 282. 1775; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 162. 1989; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 292. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 366. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nagalingamaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Cannon ball tree
  Description: Trees, bark smooth. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral, crowed at the apices of branchlets estipulate; petiole 20-40 mm long, stout, swollen at the tip and base, glabrous; lamina 10-21 x 4.5-10 cm, obovate or oblong-ovate, base obtuse, apex acute, obtuse or emarginate, margin entire, crenate or serrate, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 10-11 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, pink, in racemes on trunk on lower branches; sepals short; petals 5 x 2.5 cm; stamens many, fused into a curved spathulate androphore; ovary half inferior. Fruit globose, berry, surface scurfy, to 10-12 cm across.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-October
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown in gardens and temple premises
  Distribution: Native of South America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
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