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Mimusops elengi
(spanish cherry)

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Mimusops elengi (spanish cherry)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 28 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Mimusops elengi
  • Preferred Common Name
  • spanish cherry
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Kozhikkode, Kerala, India.
TitleTree habit
CaptionKozhikkode, Kerala, India.
CopyrightK.C. Chacko/KFRI
Kozhikkode, Kerala, India.
Tree habitKozhikkode, Kerala, India.K.C. Chacko/KFRI
TitleFoliage
Caption
CopyrightK.C. Chacko/KFRI
FoliageK.C. Chacko/KFRI
TitleFruit and foliage
Caption
CopyrightK.C. Chacko/KFRI
Fruit and foliageK.C. Chacko/KFRI
1. tree habit
2. flowering twig
3. flower
4. stamen and staminode
5. fruit
TitleLine artwork
Caption1. tree habit 2. flowering twig 3. flower 4. stamen and staminode 5. fruit
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
1. tree habit
2. flowering twig
3. flower
4. stamen and staminode
5. fruit
Line artwork1. tree habit 2. flowering twig 3. flower 4. stamen and staminode 5. fruitPROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Mimusops elengi L.

Preferred Common Name

  • spanish cherry

Other Scientific Names

  • Mimusops elengi var. parvifolia (R. Br.) H. J. Lam
  • Mimusops parvifolia
  • Minusops parvifolia R. Br.

International Common Names

  • English: Asian bulletwood; bukal; Indian medlar; tanjung
  • French: bukal; marouc; ravalli; tanjung

Local Common Names

  • India: bagalamara; bakul; bakula; barsoli; baula; bohl; bokal; bokli; boklu; bokulo-baula; bolsari; borsali; buckhul; bukal; bukul; elengi; elenji; gokul; golul; ilanni; khiri; kirakuli; magadam; magidam; mahila; makil; malsari; maulsari; maulser; mukalai; mulsari; omval; ovalli; owli; pagade; pagadi mara; pogada; ranjal; shem-lagapalai; vagulam; vilva-pattiri; waveli; wovali
  • Indonesia: karikis; tanjung; tanjung laut
  • Laos: phi koun; 'sa koun
  • Malaysia: bitis; elengi
  • Malaysia/Peninsular Malaysia: mengkula; nyatoh batu
  • Malaysia/Sabah: nyatoh batu
  • Myanmar: kaya
  • Philippines: bansalagin; betis; kabíki
  • Thailand: kaeo; kun; phikun
  • Vietnam: c[aa]ly; c[as]t; s[eef]n; vi[eef]t

Trade name

  • bakul
  • betis
  • bitis
  • bulletwood
  • tanjung

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Ebenales
  •                         Family: Sapotaceae
  •                             Genus: Mimusops
  •                                 Species: Mimusops elengi