Taxon: Terminalia elliptica Willd.

Genus: Terminalia
Family: Combretaceae
Subfamily: Combretoideae
Tribe: Combreteae
Subtribe: Terminaliinae
Nomen number: 410549
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 4(2):969. 1806, nom. rej. prop.
Link to protologue:
Comment: proposed for rejection (nom. rej. prop.) against the heterotypic synonym (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.4) Pentaptera arjuna Roxb. ex DC., nom. cons. prop.
Name Verified on: 15-Apr-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Jan-2015
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Invertebrate food: silkworms (fide Forest Gen Res 24:55. 1996, as Terminalia tomentosa)
  • Materials: wood (timber fide F Bhutan; J Econ TaxB 21:354. 1997)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh ; India
    • Indo-China: Cambodia ; Laos ; Myanmar ; Thailand ; Vietnam


  • Gangopadhyay, M. & T. Chakrabarty 1992. On the status of Terminalia cuneata Roth (Combretaceae) J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 16:601.
  • Gangopadhyay, M. & T. Chakrabarty 1997. The family Combretaceae of Indian Subcontinent J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 21:351.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  • Lemmens, R. H. M. J. et al., eds. 1995. Timber trees: minor commercial timbers (Pl Res SEAs) 5(2):479-480.
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Turner, I. M. 2014. (2324–2325) Proposals to conserve the name Pentaptera arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) against T. elliptica and T. cuneata and the name T. coriacea (Roxb.) Wight & Arn. against T. coriacea Spreng. (Combretaceae) (Taxon) 63:1135-1136.


Check other web resources for Terminalia elliptica Willd. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.