Taxon: Dillenia indica L.

 
Genus: Dillenia
Family: Dilleniaceae
Nomen number: 14122
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:535. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 12-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • dillenia  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • elephant-apple  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • chalta  (Source: Dict Rehm) - India
  • karambel  (Source: Dict Rehm) - India
  • fruta-estrela  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • árvore-da-pataca  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • árvore-do-dinheiro  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • dilênia  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • flor-de-abril  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring ()
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (source of a red dye)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Yunnan]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  2. DeFilipps, R. A. Ornamental garden plants of the Guianas. 1992 (Orn Pl Guian)
  3. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia) 2:91.
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  5. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  6. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  7. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  8. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  9. Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. (Dict Econ Pl) 180.

Check other web resources for Dillenia indica L. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=14122. Accessed 19 June 2018.