Wednesday, June 27, 2018

simpur -

Simpur, sempur, or sempu are common names for Dillenia genera, Dilleniaceae. A total of about 60 plant species are in the form of trees, shrubs or shrubs, spreading from Madagascar and the Seychelles Islands in the west, north to the Himalayas and southern China, across Southeast Asia and Australasia, to Fiji in the east.

The genus is named after the German botany, Johann Jacob Dillenius (1687-2 April 1747). Names in other countries, among them: simpor (Brunei, Pontianak, Sabah); zinbyum, mai-masan (Burma); san, masan (Thailand); san (Cambodia); katmon (Philippines).