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  Racosperma mangium
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Racosperma mangium (Willd.) Pedley, Austrobaileya 2: 352. 1987. Acacia mangium Willd., Sp. Pl. 4:1053.1806; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 50. 1992; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 167. 1996; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 20: 631. 1996; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 273. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 341. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Manjium
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 30 m high, bark pale grey-brown to brown, rough, furrowed. Phyllode simple, alternate; stipules lateral, cauducous; petiole 7-10 mm long, stout, pulvinate, glabrous; lamina 16-22 x 3-10 cm, elliptic-oblong or lanceolate, base attenuate, apex acute or obtuse, margin entire, glabrous, coriaceous; 3-5-ribbed from the base, palmate, prominent, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, white, in loose axillary spikes of 12 cm long; calyx gamosepalous; corolla gamopetalous, deeply lobed; stamens many; filaments free; ovary superior, puberulous. Fruit a pod, woody, twisting into spiral cluster on dehiscence; seeds brown, 3-5 x 2-3 mm, ovate-oblong, attached to the pod by orange-red folded funicle.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-February
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as avenue tree, also riased in plantations
  Distribution: Australia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kuriachira
   
 
   
 
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