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Author of this page: Soumen Aditya.

Photo by: Soumen Aditya.


Photo by: Soumen Aditya.


Photo by: Soumen Aditya.


Leaves on Sri Lankan trees.


A large tree in Sri Lanka

Author: Heinrich Gustav Adolf  Engler, 1883
Family:  BURSERACEAE
Origin:  India, Sri Lanka
Soil:  Gravel
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Max
Thickness:  15-25 centimetres
Height:  12-20 meters
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Hill Mango, Kiluvai, Pachaikiluvai, Green Commiphora
Synonyms:  Protium caudatum, Wight & Arn
This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf  Engler in 1883. It is found in India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and in Sir Lanka, growing in-between 750 and 1100 meters altitude. It grow mostly in gravely soil, receiving some water in summer and none in winter and full sun. The stem can grow to 15-25 centimetres in diameter and 12-20 meters high. The flowers are greenish yellow.

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name means 'tailed, with tail'.

The trees I have seen on Sri Lanka tend to be rather skinny by age; Bihrmann


Photo by: Soumen Aditya.


Photo by: Soumen Aditya.


A young tree in Sri Lanka


The stem of a Sri Lankan trees