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  Paraserianthes falcataria
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Paraserianthes falcataria (L.) Neils., Adansonia 5: 327. 1983; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 171. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 114. 1997; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 341. 2009. Adenanthera falcataria L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 550. 1762. Albizia falcataria (L.) Fosb., Reinwardtia 7: 88. 1965; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 59. 1992; Chakrabarty & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 20: 586. 1996. Albizia moluccana Miq., Fl. Ind. Bat. 1: 26. 1855; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 190. 1990.
  Malayalam Name(s): Albizia, Kattamaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 30 m high, bark greyish-brown, lenticellate; branchlets terete, glabrescent. Leaves bipinnate, alternate; stipules linear, cauducous; rachis 16. 5-22 cm, slender, pulvinate, pubescent, a gland 2-3 cm above the base or in between the lower pairs of pinnae; pinnae 7-12 pairs, opposite, 1.5-12 cm, slender, puberulent, glands just below the distal 3 pairs on the upper side; leaflets 10-40, opposite, sessile; lamina 0.7-1.5 x 0.3-0.6 cm, obliquely oblong, base obliquely obtuse, apex obliquely acute, margin entire, puberulent, chartaceous; lateral nerves and intercostae obscure. Flowers bisexual, creamy, to 1 cm across, in axillary panicles to 20 cm; bracts to 1 cm; calyx tube 3 mm, pubescent; petals 5, pubescent with out; stamens many; staminal tube 3 mm; filaments to 1 cm; ovary superior. Fruit a pod 9-12 x 1.5-2 cm, winged on one margin; seeds upto 15, ellipsoid.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Raised in plantations, also in homesteads
  Distribution: New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Vazhachal
   
 
   
 
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