Cotylelobium scabriusculum (A. DC.) Brandis

Namendora Tree (Cotylelobium scabriusculum)  

The Namendora Tree is, or maybe was, endemic to the island of Sri Lanka, where it inhabited wet lowland rainforests.

The species was not found in the extensive forest surveys conducted for the National Conservation Review and might indeed be extinct.

The local name (in Sinhala) is Namendora.


Depiction from: ‘Henry Trimen: A Hand-Book to the Flora of Ceylon. London: Dulau & Co. 1893-1931’    

(public domain)


edited: 01.11.2020