Careya Arborea

Careya arborea is a species of tree in the Lecythidaceae family, in India. It is known as Kumbhi in Hindi, and Slow Match Tree in English.

Careya arborea is a deciduous tree that grows up to 15m-45ft high. Its leaves turn red in the cold season. Flowers are yellow or white in colour that become large green berries. The tree grows throughout India in forests and grasslands.

  • Fruit in Narsapur, Medak district, India.

  • Fruit with leaves in Narsapur, Medak district, India.

  • Leaves in Narsapur, Medak district, India.

  • Trunk in Narsapur, Medak district, India.

  • Grey Count Tanaecia lepidea caterpillar on Careya arborea sapling in Goa, India.