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  Gliricidia sepium
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Kunth ex Walp., Rep. 1: 679. 1842; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 151. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 161. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 132. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 190. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 178. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 181. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 152. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 158. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 104. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 220. 1997; Subram., Indian For. 96. 527. 1970; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 89. 1982; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 194. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 227. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 316. 2009. Robinia sepium Jacq., Enum. Syst. Pl. 28. 1760. Gliricidia macualata (Steud.) Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 6: 393. 1824; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 89. 1982.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cheema konna, Seema konna
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Spotted Gliricidia
  Description: Trees to 8 m high; bark grey, lenticellate; branchlets glandular-pubescent. Leaves odd-pinnate, alternate, spiral; stipules lateral, cauducous; rachis 8-30 cm, slender, pulvinate, pubescent; leaflets 7-21, opposite, estipellate; petiolule 4-7 mm, slender, pubescent; lamina 2.5-8 x 1.5-5 cm, ovate, ovate-oblong, elliptic-ovate or elliptic-oblong, base obtuse or oblique, apex acuminate or obtuse, margin entire, glabrous above, glaucous and puberulent beneath, membranous; lateral nerves 5-10 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, 2 cm across, rose-pink, to 20 cm long racemes; pedicels to 2 cm; calyx campanulate, to 5 mm; lobes obscure; petals exserted; standard 2 x1.5 cm, orbicular, with 2 callosities above claw; wings to 2 x0.6 cm, oblong, auricled; keels 2.2 x 0.8 cm, obovate, incurved; stamens 9+1; staminal tube 1.6 cm; vexillary stamen free; filaments unequal, 3-4 mm; anthers uniform; ovary half inferior, sessile, 1.5 cm; style incurved, 4 mm, glabrous; stigma capitate. Fruit a pod, to 15 cm long.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Cultivated in fields and along fences
  Distribution: Native of South America; Introduced and now widely grown in India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Andhakaranazhi, Karulai
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