Durio ceylanicus

Durio ceylanicus, the Ceylon durian, is a species of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae. It is found only in Sri Lanka. The Ceylon durian, a large prickly fruit, is inedible and does not stink.

Ceylon durian
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Durio
D. ceylanicus
Binomial name
Durio ceylanicus
  • Cullenia ceylanica (Gardner) Wight ex K.Schum.
  • Cullenia excelsa Wight
  • Durio zibethinus Moon [Illegitimate] [2]


Known as කට බොඩ (kata boda) by local people.[citation needed]


  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Cullenia ceylanica. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  2. ^ "Durio ceylanicus Gardner — the Plant List".