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  Hardwickia binata
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Hardwickia binata Roxb., Pl. Corom. t. 209. 1811; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 270. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 412(292). 1919; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 29. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 113. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Aacha, Achamaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Gregarious deciduous trees, bark dark brown, rough, with irregular cracks; branchlets slender, drooping. Leaves alternate, 2-foliate; stipules small, lateral, cauducous; rachis 8-75 mm long, slender, swollen at base and at tip, glabrous, estipellate; lamina 2-6 x0.9-3.5 cm, sessile, with a minute bristle in between, obliquely ovate or obliquely oblong-ovate, base obliquely acute, apex obtuse, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; nerves 4-5 from base, arcuate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers bisexual, greenish-yellow, in lax racemose panicles; bracts minute; bracteoles scale like; calyx tube scarcely any; lobes usually 5, orbicular, petalloid, round the small basal disc, much imbricate; petals 0; stamens 10, alternately longer and shorter; filaments filiform; anthers versatile; ovary half inferior, sessile, free, ovules 2; style filiform, stigma large, peltate. Fruit a pod, 50-80 x 10-12 mm, oblong-lanceolate, the seed at the apex where the pod dehisces, the base samaroid; seed pendulous, obovate, compressed, 2-furrowed.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-April
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chinnar
   
 
   
 
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