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Mimusops elengi
(spanish cherry)

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Mimusops elengi (spanish cherry)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • 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
  • Uses List
  • Carved material
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Fuelwood
  • Ornamental
  • Shade and shelter

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Pictures

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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

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed

Environmental

  • Shade and shelter

Fuels

  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Essential oils
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Pesticide
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Boats

Furniture

Railway sleepers

Roundwood

  • Building poles
  • Piles
  • Pit props
  • Posts
  • Stakes

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Beams
  • Bridges
  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • Engineering structures
  • Flooring
  • For heavy construction
  • For light construction
  • Hydraulic works
  • Wall panelling

Veneers

Wood-based materials

  • Plywood

Woodware

  • Industrial and domestic woodware
  • Marquetry
  • Musical instruments
  • Sports equipment
  • Tool handles
  • Toys
  • Turnery