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  Humboldtia laurifolia
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Humboldtia laurifolia Vahl, Symb. Bot. 3: 106. t. 56. 1794; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 273. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 411(291). 1919; Sanjappa, Blumea 31: 335. 1986.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Little Amherstia
  Description: Trees, to about 10 m tall; young stems glabrous, often swollen and inhabited by ants; leaves pinnate, alternate, rachis about 1-20 cm long, glabrous or nearly so; leaflets 3-5 pairs, ovate to ovate-oblong or lanceolate-oblong, about 4-15 cm long, 2-5.5 cm wide, acuminate at the apex, obliquely rounded to cuneate at the base, glabrous, nitid above, puberulent beneath, usually glabrous at maturity; stipules leaflike above the point of insertion, about 2-3.5 cm long, 1-2 cm wide, acute, the lower portion falcate. Inflorescences axillary, racemose or paniculate, 8-12 cm long; bracts deltoid, about 4 mm long; bracteoles oblong-spathulate, 6-7 mm long; bracts deltoid, about 4 mm long; bracteoles oblong-spathulate, 6-7 mm long. Calyx usually reddish or orangish with tube about 3 mm long, segments 8-10 mm long, subequal. Petals 5, white, 10-12 mm long. Stamens exserted to about 12-20 mm long. Fruit puberulent or subglabrous when young, glabrous at maturity, ellipsoid, compressed, 5-10 cm long, 2.5-3 cm wide; seeds 3-4.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s):
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Wet evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status: Critically Endangered (CR)
  Altitude: -600
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