Aegle marmelos

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Aegle marmelos

Rutaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: obovate

Division: tripinnate

    

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: rounded to broadly spreading

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rutanae
Ordo:
Rutales
Subordo:
Rutineae

Aegle marmelos is a tree.

Naming

Aegle marmelos was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was José Francisco Corrêa da Serra, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1800.

Taxonomy

Aegle marmelos is a species in the genus Aegle which contains 3 species and belongs to the family of the Rutaceae (Rue Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Aegle marmelos is deciduous. The green, tripinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are obovate. They turn an attractive yellow in autumn.

Flowers and Fruits

Aegle marmelos produces solitary white cup-shaped flowers from May to June.

The trees carry orange berries.

Root System

Distribution

Aegle marmelos is native to India and Myanmar.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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