Pterygota alata

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Pterygota alata


Taxonavigation: Malvales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Sterculioideae
Genus: Pterygota
Species: Pterygota alata


Pterygota alata (Roxb.) R.Br., 1844


  • Homotypic
    • Clompanus alata (Roxb.) Kuntze in Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 78 (1891)
    • Pterygota roxburghii Schott & Endl. in Melet. Bot.: 32 (1832), nom. superfl.
    • Sterculia alata Roxb. in Pl. Coromandel 3: 84 (1820)
  • Heterotypic
    • Pterygota alata var. irregularis (W.W.Sm.) Deb & S.K.Basu in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 24: 203 (1982 publ. 1983)
    • Sterculia alata var. irregularis W.W.Sm. in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, n.s., 7: 85 (1911)
    • Sterculia coccinea Wall. in Numer. List: n.° 1122 (1829), not validly publ.
    • Sterculia heynei Bedd. in Fl. Sylv. S. India: t. 230 (1872)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-template
    • Regional: Indian subcontinent
      • Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India
    • Regional: China
      • China South-Central, Hainan
  • Continental: Asia-tropical
    • Regional: Southeastern Asia
      • Malaya, Myanmar, Nicobar Is., Sumatera, Thailand
    • Regional: Indo-China
      • Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
    • Introduced into:
      • Cuba, Florida, Gulf of Guinea Is., Pakistan, Philippines, Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Mao, A.A. & Dash, S.S. 2020. Flowering Plants of India an Annotated Checklist (Dicotyledons) 1: 1–970. Botanical Survey of India


Vernacular names[edit]

বাংলা: বুদ্ধনারকেল
Deutsch: Buddhanuss
English: Buddha's coconut
മലയാളം: ആനത്തൊണ്ടി
தமிழ்: கொடைத்தோண்டி
中文: 翅苹婆
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