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  Caesalpinia coriaria
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Caesalpinia coriaria (Jacq.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 2: 532. 1799; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 394(279). 1919; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 99. 1982; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 10. 1992; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 215. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 162. 1996; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 250. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 331. 2009. Poinciana coriaria Jacq., Select. Am. 123. t. 175. f. 36. 1781.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): American sumac, Dividivi plant
  Description: Trees, to 15 m high; branchlets warty. Leaves bipinnate, alternate; stipules minute; rachis 5.5-9.5 cm, slender, pulvinate, pubescent; pinnae 8-16 pairs, subopposite, 3-6 cm long, slender, pubescent; leaflets 24-44, sessile, opposite or subopposite; lamina 0.8-1 x 0.2-0.4 cm, oblong, base oblique, cordate, apex obtuse or emarginate, margin entire, glabrous, punctate, membranous; lateral nerves obscure. Flowers bisexual, creamy, 8 mm across, in axillary and terminal panicles to 6 cm long; pedicel to 1.5 mm; calyx tube campanulate, short; petals 5, ovate-orbicular, clawed subequal; stamens 10, declinate; filaments subequal, 3.5-4 mm, basally villous; ovary half inferior, stipitate, 3 mm long, glabrous; style suberect, to 4 mm long; stigma capitate. Fruit a pod, 3 x 2 cm; twisted; seeds 6 x 4.5 mm, oblong, flattened.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-March
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Planted as avenue tree
  Distribution: Native of the West Indies and Central America; now widely introduced in the Asian countries
  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: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Thottappally
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