Dillenia retusa is an evergreen perennial plant endemic to the island of Sri Lanka. It grows as a tree of about 30 ft. high and produces timber that can be used in light constructions such as rafters, and posts (Worthington, 1959). The bark is grey-brown in colour and has vertical, wavy and convex patterns (Worthington, 1959). The flowers are white while the fruit is orange-red in colour. Trees are majorly found in the moist, western areas, below 1,500 ft. (Worthington, 1959). 

Vernacular names
Sinhala: ගොඩපර (Godapara)                                            Tamil: ?

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Dilleniales
Family: Dilleniaceae
Genus: Dillenia
Species: Dillenia retusa

1) Worthington, T.B., 1959. Ceylon trees. Ceylon trees. p.3.

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