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Common name: Wild Guava, Ceylon Oak, Patana Oak • Hindi: कुम्भी Kumbhi • Marathi: कुम्भा Kumbha • Tamil: Aima, Karekku, Puta-tanni-maram. PDF | Careya arborea Roxb. (Lecythidaceae) is a significant medicinal plant known as kumbhi in Ayurveda. Though, most of the plant parts are. Careya arborea is a species of tree in the Lecythidaceae family, native to the Indian Subcontinent, Afghanistan, and Indochina.[3] It is known as Kumbhi in Hindi.

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A small decidouous tree. Wild, Moist deciduous caareya. Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about msl. Details of some important contributors. Stars of the month. Books on Indian Flora. Indian Flora facebook group. Names of Plants in India site. Role of eFI in Sc. Threatened Taxa of Telangana State. Careya plant parts are used to treat Parthenium before using it as medicine. Here is Video Link http: But I do not remember the place. Barvi river, Badlapur, Maharashtra. Flowers got slight fragrance and the tree leafless.

Yes this one is Careya arborea also known as ” Bandar Laddu “. Brief report from Matheran: Cassia fistula started flowering, Bombax cieba almost fading, B. Ficus arnottiana getting new leaves. Careya arboreya in full bloom. Syzigium cumini still in flowering.

Glochidion ellipticum lost fruits but still flowering. I think I have not seen the red colour that bright in whatever flowers I have arbroea here in Western ghats. Wild pigs are very fond of the bark, and that it is used by hunters to attract them. An astringent gum exudes from the fruit and stem, and the bark is made into coarse wrborea. Bark surface flaking qrborea thin strips, fissured, dark grey; carfya spreading.


Leaves arranged spirally, often clustered at the apices of twigs, simple, broadly obovate, tapering at base, margin toothed, stipules small, caducous.

Flowers in an erect raceme at the end of branches. Flowers are large, white. Sepals are 4, petals 4, free.

Stamens are many, connate at base; disk annular; ovary inferior, locular with many ovules in 2 rows per cell, style 1. Fruit a large, many-seeded drupe, globose to depressed globose, crowned by the persistent sepals. Seedling with hypogeal germination; cotyledons absent seed containing carreya swollen hypocotyl ; shoot with scales at the first few nodes.

Is it some Gardenia species or Careya species. The local name is Kumbhi. My photographs of this for comparison are caareya at these links. Date- Dec 28th Habitat- Garden Ranibagh is the mini-zoo of Mumbai, of colonial origin but now managed by the Municipality.

Height- More than 30 feet. The tree trunk view in the first picture attached is upward from close to the trunk.

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Inflorescence – not seen. Flowers – not seen. Fruits – not seen. Seeds- about 1 cm diameter and 2. Other Information – There were many seedlings growing below the tree as seen in picture attached. This coiuld be Kumbhi [ Careya arborea ]. ID for this tree pls found in siddarabetta sidda hill 95 km north of bangalore It looks like Terminalia when i take out bark, milk oozes out of it.

It could be Careya arborea. I too think it is Careya arborea if this is wild guwa then i have a different plant which looks like this i am uploading pics of that.

Barringtonia sp Gardenia latifolia Aiton.

Identification of some trees from Dev Giri forest of Jalgaon district Maharashtra. This is Kumbhi [ Careya arborea ]. Some more of my photographs of this are available at this link: Am sending my photographs of Simul [ Bombax ceiba ] for comparison in a separate mail.


On point of fact it should be obvious that the flowers of Bombax insigne with their greater number of stamens more closely resembles those of Careya arborea than do Bombax ceiba.

Sending a few photographs of Bombax insigne for comparison in a separate mail. Careya arboreafor sharing and validation: Careya arborea or Kumbhi. Pic taken at Aamby valley Rd. Images of Careya arborea Lecythidaceae: Can you remember whether the flowers had foetid smell?

Pls ID – Careyx Kindly help identify this medium tree. Loc – Thane dist, Maharashtra. It apparently look likes Careya arborea! LecythidaceaeKumbha in Marathi. But I am doubtful about it.

Fruit of Lagerstroemia microcarpa seen in pictures is not round.

Careya arborea – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Careya arborea – Wild Guava. For more details, pl. Major contributors Stars of the month Efloraofindia’s journey General. PLease identify – indiantreepix Google Groups.

Careya arborea – LECYTHIDACEAE

Careya arborea – indiantreepix Google Groups. Tree for Id- jm1 – aborea Google Groups. For Id herb with an insect- jm3 – indiantreepix Google Groups. Careya arborea – Wild guava – indiantreepix Google Groups. Bombax Insigne – efloraofindia Google Groups.

Careya arborea – Wikipedia

Careya arboreaRK – efloraofindia Google Groups. Careya arborea fruiting – efloraofindia Google Groups. A rich haul from kumara paravatha trek – indiantreepix Google Groups.

April-May – flowering and fruiting – indiantreepix Google Groups.