Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa Main specimen
Rutaceae
{ Nomenclature }

  • Botanical name : Aegle marmelos
  • Author : Correa da Serra, Jose Francisco (1800)
  • Family : Rutaceae
  • English names : Bael tree
  • Indian names (phonetics) :
    Hindi : Bel
    Kannada : Bilvapatre
    Malayalam : Koolakam, vivam
    Marathi : Maredu
    Sanskrit : Vilvah
    Tamil : Vilvam
    Telugu : Muredu
  • Synonyms :
    Aegle marmelos var. mahurensis Zate
    Belou marmelos (L.) Lyons
    Bilacus marmelos (L.) Kuntze
    Crateva marmelos L. Synonym M
    Crateva religiosa Ainslie
    Feronia pellucida Roth
    (Source : The Plant List, 2015, http://www.theplantlist.org)
  • Etymology :
    - Aegle : In Greek mythology Aegle was one of the Naiads (nymphs of the fresh water, rivers, springs and lakes).
    - Marmelos : From the Portuguese vernacular name marmelo for marmalade.