|Etymology||Genus||After Johann Jacob Dillen, an 18th century German botanist|
|Common Names||Elephant Apple, Indian Simpoh|
|Status||Native: Presumed Extinct|
|Native Distribution||India, South China to Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra, and Java|
Form of Dillenia indica.
The leaves have the appearance of a corrugated cardboard.
Flower of the Elephant Apple, taken from bottom up.
Fruits are formed from thicken sepals.
This explains the inclusion of "Apple" in its common name.
Sliced fruit. Note the overlapping sepals in white and the flesh at the centre.