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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Fruits – not seen. The local name is Kumbhi. But I am doubtful about it.

arborda Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. Careya arborea is a species of tree in the Lecythidaceae family, native to the Indian SubcontinentAfghanistanand Indochina. Host range of meliolaceous fungi in India Desc: Careya venenata Oken Careya orbiculata Miers [2]. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted.

Pls ID – MS Flowers in an erect raceme at the end of branches. Ripe fruits are eaten raw and seeds are eaten roasted by the Santhals.

Bark surface flaking in thin carey, fissured, dark grey; crown spreading. General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat.

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Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc. Deciduous trees, to 12 m high, bark mm thick, brownish, rough, exfoliations small, more or less triangular; fibrous; blaze reddish-brown, stratified; branchlets pubescent. Careya arboreya in full bloom. Wild pigs are very fond of the bark, and that it is used by hunters to attract them. Foliicolous fungi of Andaman Islands, India Desc: Flowers bisexual, greenish-white, mm across, in terminal spikes; peduncle woody; bracts 3, unequal; calyx tube campanulate, glabrous, adnate to ovary and not produced beyond the ovary; lobes 4, ovate, imbricate; petals 4, elliptic-oblong, revolute along margin, cauducous; disc annular; stamens numerous in several rows, slightly connate at base, inserted on the top of calyx; filaments subulate, purple, exserted, inner and outer rows without anthers; ovary inferior, celled, ovules many in each cell; style long, filiform; stigma capitate.


Leaves simple, alternate, estipulate, clustered at the tips of branchlets; petiole 10 mm long, slender, pubescent; lamina x cm, obovate, oblong-obovate, base cuneate or attenuate and decurrent on petiole, apex round or shortly acuminate, margin crenate-serrate, glabrous, membranous; lateral nerves pairs, parallel, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent.

Is it some Gardenia species or Careya species. Careya arborea Careya arborea [1] Scientific classification Kingdom: Images of Careya arborea Lecythidaceae: It apparently look likes Careya arborea! Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately.

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Yes this one is Careya arborea also known as ” Bandar Laddu “. Careya arboreaRK – efloraofindia Google Groups. Careya arboreafor sharing and validation: Search in all groups Search within this group. But I do not remember the place.

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Careya arborea – Wild guava – indiantreepix Google Groups. A medium sized deciduous tree, found in the most areas of the state especially lower Assam.


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Careya arborea. Careya plant parts are used to treat Parthenium before using it as medicine. Seeds- about 1 cm diameter and 2.

Flowers distinct with an unpleasant smell,white or pink. Seedling with hypogeal germination; cotyledons absent seed containing a swollen hypocotyl ; shoot with scales at the first few nodes. Wild pigs are very fond of the bark, and that it is used by hunters to attract them. It is the Kumbhi of Sanskrit writers, and appear to have been so named on account of the hollow on the top of the fruit giving it somewhat the appearance of a water-pot.

Carfya systematic survey of the foliicolous fungi of Kodagu was initiated by qrborea of the authors VBH