Careya arborea is a species of tree in the Lecythidaceae family, native to the Indian Subcontinent, Afghanistan, and Indochina. It is known as Kumbhi in Hindi, and Slow Match Tree in English.
Careya arborea is a deciduous tree that grows up to 15m-45ft high. Its leaves turn red in the cold season. Flowers are yellow or white in colour that become large green berries. The tree grows throughout India in forests and grasslands.
^1819 illustration from Plants of the coast of Coromandel : selected from drawings and descriptions presented to the hon. court of directors of the East India Company Volume 3 of 3, by Roxburgh, William; Banks, Joseph, Sir; Mackenzie, D.; Nicol, George; Bulmer, W. Publisher: London : G. Nicol, bookseller, 1795-1819 (London : W. Bulmer).