Baccaurea courtallensis (Wight) Muell.-Arg.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Not available
Synonym: Pierardia courtallensis Wight.
Common Name: Mootikaya, Mootippuli, Mootilthoori
Flowering & Fruiting Period: January - June
Distribution: Peninsular India
Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Uses: Fruits edible, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial.
Key Characteristics: Evergreen trees to 15 m high; bark greyish-yellow. Leaves simple, alternate, margin entire. Flowers unisexual, dark crimson, in densely clustered slender racemes on mature stem. Male flowers: bracts lanceolate; tepals 4-5, linear, oblong, elliptic; stamens 4-8, free; anthers basifixed. Female flowers: bracts lanceolate; tepals 4-5, linear, oblong; ovary superior, ovoid, 3-locular; stigmas 3. Fruit a capsule, ovoid, pink-red when ripe, brown when dry.