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  Albizia lathamii
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Albizia lathamii Hole, Indian For. Rec. 4: 153. 1913; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 432(306). 1919; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 56. 1992; Chakrab. & Gangop., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 20: 589. 1996; Sajeev & Sasidh., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 22: 629. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 120. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Natoonjal
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  Description: Much branched trees; to 7 m high; bark greyish-brown, rough, lenticellate; branchlets brownish or blackish, 2-6 mm thick, terete, initially brownish-puberulous, becomes glabrous, white lenticellate. Leaves bipinnate, alternate, stipulate; stipule free, lateral, caducous;rachis 25-50 mm, slender, pulvinate, brownish or greyish pilose, with a gland near the base; pinnae 2-4 pairs, 1.5-5 cm long, opposite, evenly pinnate, slender, pilose, with a gland in between terminal 2 pinnae; leaflets 10-20, opposite, even pinnate, estipellate, sessile; lamina 1-1.4 x 0.3-0.8 cm, oblong-obovate, base unequal, apex round or retuse, margin entire, ciliate, tomentellous, glabrous above on maturity and sparsely pilose beneath, chartaceous, midrib more or less central; lateral nerves 3-4 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, white, in globose heads arranged in axillary corymbs; calyx campanulate, 4 x 2.5 mm, puberulous, teeth triangular; corolla funnel shaped, lobes 5, ovate-triangular; stamens many, monadelphous at the base, tube shorter than the corolla tube; ovary sessile, oblong, pubescent; style filiform; stigma minute. Fruit a pod 7.5-12 x 1.5-2 cm, strap shaped, flattened, thin walled, straight, often slightly undulate along margins, puberulous, obtuse to rounded and mucronulate at apex, acute at base, slightly bullate along seeds, blackish-brown when dry, very short; seeds ellipsoid.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-April
  District(s): Idukki
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Localities: Champakkad
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