Dillenia indica L.

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Dillenia indica

Photo: Robert Kelly
Machipanda Border post, Mozambique.

Dillenia indica

Photo: Robert Kelly
Machipanda Border post, Mozambique.

Dillenia indica

Photo: Robert Kelly
Machipanda Border post, Mozambique.

Dillenia indica

Photo: Robert Kelly
Machipanda Border post, Mozambique.

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Synonyms: Dillenia elongata Miq.
Dillenia speciosa Thunb.
Common names: Elephant apple (English)
Description: Evergreen tree. Leaves stiff with prominent almost parallel lateral veins; margin toothed. Flowers large, 15-20 cm in diameter. Petals white. Stamens numerous. Styles numerous, borne at the apex of the ovary, arranged like the spokes of a wheel. Fruit 10-12 cm in diameter, enclosed by large fleshy sepals.
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Derivation of specific name: indica: of India.
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Worldwide distribution: India to China and Malesia.
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Insects associated with this species: Glyphodes negatalis (Larval foodplant)
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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Dillenia indica

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dillenia indica
African Plant Database: Dillenia indica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dillenia indica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dillenia indica
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iNaturalist: Dillenia indica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dillenia indica
JSTOR Plant Science: Dillenia indica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dillenia indica
Plants of the World Online: Dillenia indica
Tropicos: Dillenia indica
Wikipedia: Dillenia indica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Dillenia indica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=175510, retrieved 26 February 2024

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