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  Stereospermum suaveolens
 
  Family: BIGNONIACEAE
  Citation:  Stereospermum suaveolens (G. Don) DC., Prodr. 9: 211. 1845; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 382. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 998(701). 1924; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 602. 2009. Tecoma suaveolens G. Don, Syst. 4: 244. 1837.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kalagari, Padal, Paroli, Padiri, Poopatiri
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  Description: Deciduous trees, to 25 m high; bark grey, exfoliating in flat scales; blaze dull yellow. Leaves compound, imparipinnate, opposite, estipulate; rachis 150-450 mm long, pubescent, slender, swollen at base; leaflets 5-11, opposite; petiolules 10-20 mm, slender, pubescent; lamina 7.5-16 x 5-7.5 cm, elliptic or ovate; base oblique, acute or unequally rounded; apex acuminate; margin entire or serrulate on young trees, shiny and glabrous above and pubescent beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent, puberulent beneath; intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, dull crimson, in drooping panicles, pubescent, 18 mm long; calyx campanulate, hairy, lobes 3-5, short, broad; corolla 3-4 cm long, funnel shaped, pubescent outside, lobes 5 unequal, rounded, crisped; stamens 4;didynamous, included, staminodes present, anther divaricate; disc cupular, fleshy; ovary sessile, superior, 2-celled, syncarpous; ovules many; style slender; stigma 2. Fruit a capsule, 30-60 x 0.5 cm, nearly terete, grey, lenticellate; seeds 3 cm long, trigonus, with a transverse grove without and a prominent ridge within, wedge shaped, with a membranous wing with obtuse ends.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-August
  District(s): Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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