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Taxon: Dillenia indica L.

 
Genus: Dillenia
Family: Dilleniaceae
Nomen number: 14122
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:535. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 12-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (1 active, 1 available) 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:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Yunnan Sheng]

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


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Burkill, H. M. 1985-2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  2. DeFilipps, R. A. 1992. Ornamental garden plants of the Guianas Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
  3. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications. 2:91.
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Dillenia+indica&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  5. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  6. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  7. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  8. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  9. Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=14122. Accessed 20 July 2019.