Harpullia arborea (Blanco) Radlk. (Australia (N-Queensland), Java, Sri Lanka, India (Assam, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Bangladesh, New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga (‘Eua), Western Samoa, peninsular Malaysia (Perak, Pahang), Thailand, S-Vietnam, Solomon Isl., Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Moluccas, Lesser Sunda Isl., Philippines (throughout), USA (I) (Florida (I)) as per Catalogue of life)
















Floral Database of Tamilnadu

Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name

(Blanco) Radlk.
Large tree Dry Evergreen
to Dry Deciduous Forests, also Cultivated
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Nilgiri, Tirunelveli

cupanioides Roxburgh
(Distribution in India also)

Harpullia arborea (syn. Harpullia cupanioides sensu Hiern. in Hook.f.)

Floristic Plants of the World By Rashtra Vardhana (2006)- Brief details-
Harpullia arborea (syn. Harpullia cupanioides sensu Hiern. non Roxb.)

Harpullia :  1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Harpullia

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of thespecies available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Any comments are welcome.

Hoping someone helps me with the name in Bengali from which the genus name Harpullia is derived.
  1. Dave’s Botanary … har-PUL-lee-a — Latinized from the vernacular Indian name 
  2. The Names of Plants By D. Gledhill
  3. Australian Rainforest Woods: Characteristics, Uses and Identification By Morris Lake

I could find the name হাড়পুলি for Harpullia cupanioides in A dictionary of the Bengalee language: in which the words are traced to their origin and their various meanings given, Volume 2, Issue 2 by William Carey



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