Sorting Couroupita names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :

Couroupita guianensis Aubl.

Lecythis bracteata Willd., Pekea couroupita Juss. ex DC. , nom.inval.

BENGALI :  Kaman gola.

DUTCH : Bosch kalabas, Boschkalebas, Boskalebas (Suriname), Kanonskogelboom.

ENGLISH :  Cannon ball tree, Cannonball tree.

FRENCH :  Arbre à boulets de canon, Kouroupitoumou (French Guiana).

GERMAN :  Kanonenkugelbaum.

HINDI : नागलिंग  Nagalinga, तोप गोला  Tope gola.

KANNADA : లింగద మర  Lingada mara,  నాగలింగమ Nagalingam.
MALAYALAM : നാഗലിംഗം Nagalingam.
MARATHI :  कैलासपती  Kailasapati, Kailashpati.

PORTUGUESE :   Abricó de macaco, Amêndoa-dos-andes, Árvore-de-bola-de-canhão, Castanha de macaco, Cuia de macaco, Macacarecuia.

RUSSIAN :  Курупита гвианская  Kurupita gvianskaia.

SPANISH :   Ayahuma (Peru) , Ayahúman (Peru), Bala de cañon, Bola de cañon, Coco de mono (Venezuela), Coco sachapura ( Panama), Granadillo de las huacas ( Panama), Mamey hediondo (Venezuela), Maraco (Colombia), Muco (Venezuela), Taparo de Chuco, Taparo de monte (Venezuela), Taparón.

TAMIL : நாகலிங்கம்   Nagalingam (Naagalingam).

TELUGU : నాగలింగము  Nagalingam (Naagalingamu).

Couroupita nicaraguarensis DC.

SYNONYM(S) :  Couroupita cutteri
C.V.Morton & Skutch,  Couroupita darienensis Pittier,  Couroupita magnifica Dwyer, Couroupita odoratissima Seem., Couroupita parviflora Standl., Lecythis nicaraguensis Steud.,  Lecythis nicaraguarensis DC., nom. inval., Lecythis nicaraguarensis Sessé & Moç.

SPANISH :  Bala de cañón, Coco hediondo, Coco de mono, Paraíso, Zapote de mico, or Zapote de mono.

Couroupita subsessilis Pilg.

Couroupita amazonica R. Knuth, Couroupita elata A.C.Sm.


General Bibliography
Specific & complementary

Pulakhandam P. Rao , 2010, Flowers of India. < >.

Sabapathy R., 2008,   Tamil Names of Plants.  A blog by Singaporean Horticultutist R. Sabapathy. Text in English. < >.

Shubhada Nikharge, 2005 - 2012, Shubhada Nikharge's Photostream on flickr, Lecythidaceae - Kailashpati. < >. Great set of photos and documentation for Couroupita guianensis Aubl.

USDA, ARS, 2008, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL:  (18 May 2010).

Valke Dinesh
, 2010, Cannon Ball Tree on Dinesh Valke's Photostream at flickr from Yahoo!. < >.


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