Parmentiera cereifera Seem.

Kannada Name : -
Common Name : Candle tree
Family Name : Bignoniaceae
Scientific Name : Parmentiera cereifera
Species Type : Exotic
Phenology : Evergreen
Conservation Status : Endangered
Flowering Period : April-June
Fruiting Period : April-June
Origin : Panama


Fruits are edible. Methanolic extracts exhibited Anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperglycemic and gastroprotective.


Evergreen tree, 7-20 tall, usually multibranched at the base. Leaves opposite, trifoliate; leaflets elliptic to elliptic-rhomboid, membranous, base attenuate, apex acute to accuminate. Inflorescence a fascicle of 2 to 3 flowers or solitary, cauliflorous. Flowers bisexual, tubular, white to greenish-white. Fruit a berry, waxy, yellow when ripe, linear oblong, fruits surrounding a fibrous column and fleshy part surrounding the seeds. Seeds small with thin, narrow and mucilaginous wing.