Supriya Ghosh

Crateva religiosa

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Capparaceae
Scientific name  Crateva religiosa
Rank  Species
Order  Brassicales
Genus  Crateva
Higher classification  Crateva
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Similar  Long pepper, Fingerroot, Mundu, Mangifera, Pulasan

Sacred barna or crateva religiosa


The flowering tree Crateva religiosa, is called the sacred garlic pear and temple plant, and many other names in a variety of dialects, including Balai Lamok, abiyuch, barna, varuna, and bidasi. It is a member of the capers family. The tree is sometimes called the spider tree because the showy flowers bear long, spidery stamens. It is native to Japan, Australia, much of Southeast Asia and several South Pacific islands. It is grown elsewhere for fruit, especially in parts of the African continent.

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The fruit of the tree is edible and high in vitamin C. The nectar-filled flowers are attractive to a multitude of insects and birds. A pierid butterfly, Hebomoia glaucippe, is a frequent visitor to this plant.

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References

Crateva religiosa Wikipedia


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