Buchanania axillaris (Desr.) Ramamoorthy Main specimen
Anacardiaceae
{ Nomenclature }

  • Botanical name : Buchanania axillaris
  • Author : Ramamoorthy, Thennilapuram Parasuraman (1976)
  • Family : Anacardiaceae
  • English names : Buchanan's mango, Cuddapah almond
  • Indian names (phonetics) :
    Hindi : Piyala
    Malayalam : Malamavu
    Marathi : Martharia
    Tamil : Kolamaavu, mudamaa, saarapparuppu
    Telugu : Sapappu-kernel
  • Synonyms :
    Buchanania angustifolia Roxb.
    Cambessedea axillaris Kunth
    (Source : The Plant List, 2015, http://www.theplantlist.org)
  • Etymology :
    -Buchanania : After Francis Buchanan-Hamilton (1762-1829), surgeon in the East India Company (Bengal Medical Service), naturalist and fellow of the Royal Society and of the Linnean Society.
    -Axillaris : Arising from the leaf axils, axillary.