African Plant Database

Aegle marmelos (L.) Corrêa
Information on the genus : Aegle
Basionym : Crateva marmelos L.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Crateva marmelos L. (1753)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Glabrous deciduous tree to 10-15 m, often with sharp straight axillary spines 2,5-5 cm long and with alternate trifoliolate leaves; flowers greenish white, c. 2 cm Ø, sweet scented, in short lateral panicles.
Ecology : Grown for its edible fruits, 5-15 cm Ø, with a hard brownish shell and orange fleshy pulp, 8-15 chambered.
  Native of India, Indomalaysia.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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Record n°90351
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