Bhesa ceylonica

Common name in Sri Lanka is Pelan tree

PES Database

Common Name(s)  Pelan
Botanical Name  Bhesa ceylonica
Origin of species  Endemic
Family  Centroplacaceae
AF notation / physiognomy  V9
Plant reference # on ER Plant DATABASE 04
Photosynthetic Biomass
– Weight per leaf -1.9 g
– Leaf cycle -Annual
– Length -10-14 cm
– Width -4cm
– Texture
Conservation Status  Vulnerable
Growth Rate  Slow
Crown type  Open broad crown
Propagation method  Seed
Root type  Tap deep
Preferred Soils  Sandy to loam moist soils
Impact on Soil  Soil quality enhance
Salinity tolerance  No
Human uses
Economic Importance  Timber
Distribution  Wet zone low country
Light preferences  Full sun
Flowering time
Flower Color  Green
Fruit type  Fleshy fruit