Chrysophyllum roxburghii Don

  • Family : SAPOTACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Sapotaceae
  • Species : Chrysophyllum roxburghii
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Chrysophyllum roxburghii G.Don
  • Common name : Wild Star Apple
  • Vernacular name : Hale, Bokale (Kan.); Kaappaalai (Tam.)
  • Key identification features : A lofty evergreen tree. Bark is covered with dark lenticels. Bole buttressed and fluted. Branchlets are druping, young branchlets rufous-tomentose. Latex is white. Leaves are with rusty hairs below. Fruit is fleshy, fragrant, greenish yellow when ripe with sticky latex and is edible.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : January-March
  • Native : Indo-Malaysia
  • Comments : On hills above 1200 m in sholas.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district) (Tamil Nadu State); Rampa Hills (East Godavari district), West Godavari district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : South Asia to South-East Asia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. roxburghii. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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