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  Peltophorum pterocarpum
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Peltophorum pterocarpum (DC.) Backer ex Heyne, Nutt. Pl. Ned. Ind. (ed.2) 2:755.1927; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 97. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 165. 1984; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 225. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 33. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 171. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 110. 1997; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 166. 1996; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 201. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 260. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 331. 2009. Inga pterocarpa DC., Prodr. 2: 441. 1825. Peltophorum ferrugineum Benth., Fl. Austr. 2: 279. 1864; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 257. 1878. Poinciana roxburghii G. Don, Gen. Hist. 2: 433. 1832. Peltophorum roxburghii (Don) Degener, Fl. Haw. Fam. 169b.1938.
  Malayalam Name(s): Charakonna
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Copper pod tree, Golden Flamboyante, Rusty shield bearer, Yellow gold mohur, Yellow Flame Tree, Yellow Poinciana
  Description: Trees, to 20 m high, young parts brown tomentulose. Leaves bipinnate, alternate, stipulate; stipules small, lateral, cauducous; rachis 21-40 cm long, stout, pulvinate, brown tomentulose; pinnae 10-12 pairs, opposite, 4-15 cm long, slender, pulvinate, brown pubescent; leaflets 14-38, opposite, estipellate; lamina 1-2 x 0.3-0.8 cm, sessile, oblong, base obliquely truncate, apex obtuse or retuse, margin entire, glabrous above, puberulent beneath, membranous; lateral nerves 4-8 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, golden yellow, in terminal or lateral racemose panicles; pedicels 7-10 mm long; calyx lobes 5, ovate, 7-10 mm long minutely rufous tomentulose; petals 5, subequal, crinkled; stamens 10, filaments free, pilose at base; anthers uniform; ovary half inferior; stigma peltate. Fruit a pod, 5-11.5 × 1.7-2.8 cm, samaroid, oblong-elliptic, minutely tomentulose, longitudinally striated; seeds 1-4, lenticular, light brown, compressed.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Planted as ornamental tree
  Distribution: Native of Sri Lanka, Andamans, Malaya Peninsula and North Australia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Kakkazham

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