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Careya arborea
(tummy wood)

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Careya arborea (tummy wood)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Careya arborea
  • Preferred Common Name
  • tummy wood
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Invertebrate food for silkworms
  • Revegetation
  • Shade and shelter

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Vazhachal, Kerala, India.
TitleTree habit
CaptionVazhachal, Kerala, India.
CopyrightK.C. Chacko/KFRI
Vazhachal, Kerala, India.
Tree habitVazhachal, Kerala, India.K.C. Chacko/KFRI
TitleBark
Caption
CopyrightK.C. Chacko/KFRI
BarkK.C. Chacko/KFRI
TitleLeaves
Caption
CopyrightK.C. Chacko/KFRI
LeavesK.C. Chacko/KFRI

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Careya arborea Roxb.

Preferred Common Name

  • tummy wood

International Common Names

  • English: slow match tree; wild guava

Local Common Names

  • India: alam; araya; ayma; kumbi; pelu
  • Malaysia: putat-kedang
  • Myanmar: sangawn-gmawt
  • Thailand: careya; kradon; tummy

EPPO code

  • CBRAR (Careya arborea)

Trade name

  • careya
  • kumbi

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Theales
  •                         Family: Lecythidaceae
  •                             Genus: Careya
  •                                 Species: Careya arborea

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Invertebrate food for silkworms

Environmental

  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Revegetation
  • Shade and shelter

Fuels

  • Fuelwood

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Dye/tanning
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Containers

  • Cases

Furniture

Roundwood

  • Stakes

Woodware

  • Industrial and domestic woodware
  • Tool handles
  • Turnery