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  Majidea zanguebarica
 
  Family: SAPINDACEAE
  Citation:  Majidea zanguebarica J. Kirk ex Oliv., Hooker's Icon. Pl. 11: 78, t. 1097 78 1871.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Black Pearl Tree
  Description: Small to medium-sized trees reaching 10 - 12 m in height; trunk short. Leaves alternate, pinnate; leaflets 3 - 4 pairs, ovate or elliptic, slightly asymmetric, 1.5 -5 x 1-2.5 cm, basal pairs smaller and the larger ones at the tip. Flowers small inconspicuous star-shaped, about 1cm in size and occur in terminal 15 - 25 cm long panicles. Sepals 4, yellowish-green, slightly larger than petals, tomentose. Petals 4, red, small. Stamens 8; anthers orange or red in colour. Fruits ca 2 - 3 cm long, 2 or 3-lobed, unripe fruits yellowish-green in colour, when ripe they turn to pink red to brown and split open into three parts; seeds rounded, 4-5 mm across, black, tomentose.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-June
  District(s): Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Ernakulam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental tree
  Distribution: Native of Tropical Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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