Scientific name: Dillenia indica L.
English name: Elephant Apple
Common Names : Elephant Apple, Simpoh Air, Simpoh Kuning, Simpuh, Chalta, Indian Simpoh, Chimpoh, Simpoh, Simpor, Peradun, Tipor
Bangla/Local name: ‘Chalta’
Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)
Botanical Description of Elephant Apple
Habit: Perennial big tree around 20 meter tall
Root: Tap root system
Leaf: The leaves are 15–36 cm long, with a conspicuously corrugated surface with impressed veins.
Flower: The flowers are large, 15–20 cm diameter, with five white petals and numerous yellow stamens. Its characteristic round fruits are large, greenish yellow, have many seeds and are edible.
Used as edible fruit