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  Pericopsis mooniana
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Pericopsis mooniana (Thw.) Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 414. 1864; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 252. 1878; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 222. 1997. Dalbergia mooniana Thw., Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 51. 1859.
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  Description: Tall tree; young stems pubescent, glabrescent; leaves imparipinnate, 5-8 foliolate, the axis essentially glabrous, about 10-16 cm long; stipules not seen; stipels minute, caducous or absent; leaflets alternate or sometimes subopposite, the blades ovate to elliptic-ovate, about 4-9 cm long and 2.5-5 cm broad, acute to breviacuminate, rounded at the base, the surfaces essentially glabrous, the secondary veins only moderately conspicuous; inflorescences racemose or paniculate, axillary or pseudoterminal, about 6-10 cm long, the axis appressed-pubescent; bracts lanceolate, pubescent, about 1 mm long, caducous; bracteoles minute, pubescent, caducous, about 1 mm long, caducous; flowers about 2 cm long; calyx moderately appressed-pubescent, glabrescent, tomentulose within, about 15 mm long, the tube 8-9 mm long, the lobes acute, the two vexillar lobes about 6 mm long, the carinal 3-4 mm long; petals blackish-purple, the vexillum glabrous on the outer face; stamens essentially equal, separate to the base, the anthers minute, dorsifixed; ovary pubescent along the margins; fruit glabrous at maturity, indehiscent, compressed, 1-6-seeded, 6-15 cm long including stipe 5-10 mm long and 2.5-3.5 cm broad including thickened sutures or marginal wings 1-3 mm wide, the valves subcoriaceous; seeds reddish-brown, compressed, elliptic, about 15 mm long, 7-8 mm wide and 4 mm thick, the hilum orbicular, about 1 mm in diameter, essentially apical.
  Habit: Tree
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  District(s): Malappuram
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  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Sri Lanka; introduced in India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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