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Taxon: Elaeocarpus serratus L.

Genus: Elaeocarpus
Family: Elaeocarpaceae
Nomen number: 14954
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:515. 1753
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/358534
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 12-Aug-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-Apr-2019
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • Ceylon-olive  (Source: Pl Book) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Human food: fruit; fruit

Distributional Range:


    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, [Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala] Sri Lanka

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  2. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  3. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2 (Pl Book)
  4. Murti, S. K. 1993. Family Elaeocarpaceae in India - Census and observations J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 17:292.
  5. Zmarzty, S. 2001. Revision of Elaeocarpus (Elaeocarpaceae) section Elaeocarpus in southern India and Sri Lanka Kew Bull. 56:434.

Check other web resources for Elaeocarpus serratus L. :

  • 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.

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=14954. Accessed 26 April 2019.