Share web
 
 
 
Home Kerala Plants - DVD Search Kerala Plants Exotic Plants Garden Plants Trees Shrubs Climbers Medicinal Plants
 
KERALA PLANTS
Search Kerala Plants
Exotic Plants
Garden Plants
Trees
Herbs
Shrubs
Climbers
Medicinal Plants
GENERAL
Introduction
Location
Geology & Soil
Climate
Phytogeography
Vegetation
 
KERALA PLANTS - DVD
5094 plants; 880 exotics; 100 more multiple keys for finding plants; 20,000 more plant images; 6,800 local/trade/common names and more...>>>
   
 
  Pterocarpus indicus
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Pterocarpus indicus Willd., Sp. Pl. 3: 904. 1802; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 238. 1876.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: A large, buttressed, semi-evergreen tree upto 36 m tall with a broad crown of long drooping branches; bark light brown, finely fissured, inner bark light brown and reddish-brown-streaked, yielding a small amount of red latex when cut. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, 20-40 cm long; rachis slender, swollen at the base; leaflets 5-11, alternate, thin, shiny green to yellow-green, ovate, 5-10 cm long and 3.8-5 cm wide, apex acuminate with a rounded tip, base rounded or shortly cuneate. Flowers golden yellow, borne in axillary panicles 10-15 cm long; calyx 6 mm long, turbinate, minutely hairy, 5-toothed, teeth short; corolla 1.5 cm long, exserted, petals 5, 1.5-1.8 cm long, stalked at base, becoming crinkled, the standard orbicular or broadly ovate, 1.5 cm wide, rolled backwards, wings and keel petals 2 each. Fruit (pod) orbicular, 4.5-5 cm across, including the broad, thin, rigid wing stalked at the base with a pointd style at one side, indehiscent; seeds 1-2.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Ernakulam, Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: South East Asia
  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: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities:
   
 
   
 
Kerala News Online
 
 
 
 
 
Website Hit Counters