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Dillenia indica
(elephant apple)

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Dillenia indica (elephant apple)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Dillenia indica
  • Preferred Common Name
  • elephant apple
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Charcoal
  • Dye/tanning
  • Fruits
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Spices and culinary herbs
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Dillenia indica L.

Preferred Common Name

  • elephant apple

Other Scientific Names

  • Dillenia speciosa Thunb.

International Common Names

  • French: dillénie à grandes fleurs

Local Common Names

  • Cambodia: 'san
  • Germany: Elefantenapfelbaum; Rosenapfelbaum, Ostindischer
  • India: akku; betta kanigala; betta kannagal; chalita; chalota; chalta; chaltr; chilta; gangalu; gilnar; girnar; handapara; hargesa; kalinga; karmbal; karmbel; kotakarmal; motakarmbal; muchiru; neyitaku; oao; otaphal; otengah; ou; pedakalinga; punna; rai; ruvya; syalita; uau; ugakkay; uva; uvattekku; uvay; uvya; valapunna
  • Indonesia/Java: sempu; sempur cai; simpur air
  • Indonesia/Nusa Tenggara: sempur cai
  • Indonesia/Sumatra: simpur air
  • Malaysia: simpoh
  • Malaysia/Sarawak: simpoh kuning
  • Myanmar: thabyu
  • Nepal: chal ta; panch kule; panch phal; ram phal; thulo tantari
  • Philippines: India katmon
  • Sri Lanka: hondapara; wampara
  • Thailand: matat; sanpao; sompru
  • Vietnam: s(oof) b(af)

EPPO code

  • DLNIN (Dillenia indica)

Trade name

  • dillenia

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Dilleniales
  •                         Family: Dilleniaceae
  •                             Genus: Dillenia
  •                                 Species: Dillenia indica

List of Pests

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Minor host of:

Theretra clotho

Uses List

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Fuels

  • Charcoal

Human food and beverage

  • Fruits
  • Spices and culinary herbs

Materials

  • Dye/tanning
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Ornamental

  • Christmas tree
  • Cut flower
  • garden plant
  • Potted plant
  • Propagation material
  • Seed trade

Wood Products

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Boats

Charcoal

Containers

  • Boxes
  • Pallets

Furniture

Railway sleepers

Roundwood

  • Posts

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Beams
  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • Flooring
  • For heavy construction
  • For light construction
  • Wall panelling

Veneers

Wood-based materials

  • Plywood