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Common name

English: Alexandrian Laurel , Ballnut

German: Rosenholz

Mandarin: 红厚壳 (hong hou ke)

Portuguese: Calófilo, Tamanu


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Malpighiales (111)

        Family: Calophyllaceae (1)(family description)

          Genus: Calophyllum (1)

            Epithet: inophyllum L. (1)

Synonyms: Calophyllum bingator Roxb., Calophyllum blumei Wight

blumei => in honor of Karl Ludwig Blume (1796-1862), German born Dutch botanist who travelled and worked in Java

inophyllum => ino is fiber; phyllum is leaves


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Calophyllum inophyllum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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