Sterculia foetida L. Main specimen
Malvaceae
{ Nomenclature }

  • Botanical name : Sterculia foetida
  • Author : Linnaeus, Carl von (1753)
  • Family : Malvaceae
  • English names : Java olive, wild Indian almond
  • Indian names (phonetics) :
    Hindi : Jangli Badam
    Kannada : Bhatala penari
    Malayalam : Pinari
    Marathi : Goldaru
    Sanskrit : Vitkhadirah
    Tamil : Kudiraippidukkan
    Telugu : Manjiponaku
  • Synonyms :
    Clompanus foetida (L.) Kuntze
    Sterculia mexicana var. guianensis Sagot
    (Source : The Plant List, 2015, http://www.theplantlist.org)
  • Etymology :
    - Sterculia : From the Latin stercus, -oris "dung, manure". In reference to the unpleasant smell of the species.
    - Foetida : Foetid, stinking, bad smelling.