Calophyllum calaba L.
Synonym : Calophyllum apetalum Willd.
Family : Clusiaceae
Local Names : Aattupunna, Cherupunna, Poon spar of Travancore
Flowering and fruiting period: September – May
Distribution: Western Ghats
Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests and sacred groves
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Uses: Fruit edible, the wood is used for construction, bullock cart poles, spars and axe handles
Key Characters: Trees, to 20 m high, bark surface yellowish-brown, reddish-brown inside, deeply fissured. Leaves simple, opposite, decussate, obovate, ovate-oblong or oblong, margin entire, glabrous. Flowers bisexual, white, in axillary panicles. Sepals 4, white, oblong, sometimes slightly pilose outside, inner ones thinner, narrower. Petals absent. Stamens numerous, anthers large. Ovary superior, globose, 1-celled, ovule 1. Fruit a drupe, ovoid, bright orange or yellowish-orange; pleasantly sweet, edible; seed ovoid to ellipsoid, pale brown.