Crateva unilocularis Buch.-Ham., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 15: 121 1827. ;
As per BSI Flora of India link Crateva unilocularis Buch.-Ham.- India: Along streams in mixed dry forests, up to 1500 m. West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya and Andaman & Nicobar Islands; Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, extending to China and Vietnam.
Crateva unilocularis Buch.-Ham.- Leaves subcoriaceous like C. adansonii subsp. odora and C. magna (membranous in C. religiosa),
Lateral leaflets slightly asymmetric, Lateral nerves 5-8 pairs (more than 11 in C. magna and 4-6 pairs in C. adansonii subsp. odora)



Crateva unilocularis Buch.-Ham. : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Sharing some pictures of Crateva unilocularis Buch.-Ham. shot at Kathmandu on 15 April 2014 at 4500 ft.

We in Nepal use its tender leaves as vegetable curry during season however it is bitter in taste but locals like it.

Do you have other & better photographs ? If so pl. post.

I have to wait for the flowering season ! However, I can send the picture of plant.

Pl. send.

Pl. send original pictures without re-sizing, if possible.


Leaves are drying now. Sending some pics. Attachments (7)

Lucky me. Found one tree standing with flowers and fruits to be clicked.  Enclosing some pictures shot
at Gyaneswor Kathmandu today (13.10.16). Attachments (8)

Is the last post belong to same sp.?

May be different.

Only one Crateva unilcularis listerd in Nepal according to EFN but EFC indicated Crateva religiosa is listed in Nepal however it does not look like matching.


Generally species reported as religiosa is



id requested : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2) – around 500 kb each.

Pic shot today Mar 15,2019. At belur, W.B. Flowering profously.

Crateva sp. Looking close to Crateva formosensis.

Thanks, …, Crateva formosensis does not have distribution in India as per Catalogue of Life as well as no observation so far in efi.
To me it appears close to images at Crateva unilocularis Buch.-Ham 
Pl. check.

Crateva unilocularis for me as well.



Id requested 180520DB : 6 posts by 3 authors. 2 images- 5 & 6 mb each.

Id requested.

Evergreen tree, Assam
80 m asl.

12 January 2020

Crateva sp., Capparaceae,

Compare Crateva unilocularis

Probably … is correct. However I still have to look for flowers next year. But for now with the fruits with a long peduncle, obovoid, with flecks. It falls near C. unilocularis. Even the habitat matches perfectly.

tree from Dimapur : Nagaland
4 images.
Please identify this tree. Its from Dimapur : Nagaland. Snapped on 21st March-2021

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