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  Acrocarpus fraxinifolius
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Wight & Arn., Mag. Zool. Bot. 2: 547. 1838; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 292. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 397(281). 1919; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 161. 1988; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 1. 1992; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 227. 1997; Sasidh. & Anto in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 138. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 118. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 109. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 105. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 227. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 317. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kurangadi, Narivenga, Karangan
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  Description: Deciduous trees, to 35 m high, bole buttressed, bark light-grey or yellowish-grey, thin; blaze dull red. Leaves bipinnate, alternate; stipules free, lateral, deciduous; rachis 13-15 cm long, stout, glabrous, pulvinate; pinnae 3-5 pairs, paripinnate, 20-30 cm long, slender glabrous; leaflets 10-16 per pinnae, opposite, estipellate; petiolule upto 4 mm long, slender, glabrous; lamina 7.5-12 x 2.5-4 cm, elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic-oblong, base oblique, acute or obtuse, apex acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; lateral nerves 7-15 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent; intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, green, in dense, erect, axillary racemes, deflexed; pedicels short; bracts small, cauducous; calyx campanulate, disc-lined, lobes 5, lanceolate, equal; petals 5, narrow, subequal; stamens 5, exserted, crimson coloured; anthers versatile; ovary half inferior, stipitate, ovules many; style short, incurved; stigma minute. Fruit a pod 12 x 2 cm, flat ligulate, dehiscent, the upper suture winged; seeds 5-10, obovate, oblique, compressed.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-January
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia; introduced in Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Olikkudy, Anchurali, Kattuvaramudi, Karimala, Nedumpoyil, Ampumala, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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