Genera – Hydnocarpus & Scolopia

Hydnocarpus octandra , Family-Flacourtiaceae , Common name-Waldivul, වල්දිවුල් , Origin-Endemic , Habit-Large tree , Ecology-Rainforest ,Comment-Fruit large, thick pericarp.

Scolopia acuminata , Family-Flacourtiaceae , Common name-Katukenda, Katukurundu, , Origin-Endemic , Habit-Small tree , Ecology-RF under, W, Dry ,Comment-Young branches with simple spines, leaves distinctly acuminate apex., Reference-RF 10 – 215, T&S 47.6

Scolopia chinensis , Family-Flacourtiaceae , Common name-. , Origin-Introduced , Habit-Small tree , Ecology-Cultivated Peradeniya ,Comment-Branches with simple spines upto 6 cm., Reference-RF 10 – 212

Scolopia pusilla , Family-Flacourtiaceae , Common name-Katukurundu, Katukenda , Origin-Endemic , Habit-Small tree , Ecology-Dry, Wet, Montane ,Comment-Syn Scolopia schreberi. Trunk with compound divaricate spines. Branches unarmed or simple spines. Leaves variable in shape, obtusely acuminate apex. Similar to Scolopia crassipes but found at a lower altitude., Reference-RF 10 – 212

Scolopia crassipes , Family-Flacourtiaceae , Common name-Katukenda , Origin-Endemic , Habit-Small tree , Ecology-Montane ,Comment-Young branches and base of bole with spines. Can have similar features to Scolopia pusilla but found at upper montane areas such as Hakgala. Leaves elliptic, shortly acuminate apex., Reference-RF 10 – 216

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