Madhuca neriifolia (Moon) H. J. Lam
Synonym                    : Bassia malabarica Bedd.
Family                        : Sapotaceae
Local Names              : Ilupa, Attu-ilippa, Madhookam, South Indian mahua 

Flowering and fruiting period: November – March
Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
Habitat: Banks of rivers in evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, also in the plains
IUCN status: Least concern
Endemic: Yes
Uses: Flowers edible. Oil is obtained from the seed. The dark red wood has timber value.
Key Characters: Evergreen trees, to 15 m high, bark dark brown to grey, deeply; latex milky. Leaves simple, alternate, crowded at the tip of branchlets, elliptic-lanceolate, margin entire, glossy. Flowers bisexual, yellowish-white, in axillary subterminal fascicles. Calyx tube ovate-acute. Corolla lobes 8-10, campanulate. Stamens 16-20 in 2 rows, anthers linear, filaments short, villous; anthers lanceolate. Ovary oblong, superior, 6- 8-celled; ovules 1 in each cell. Fruit a berry, ellipsoid, beaked; seed one, pale brown and shining.