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Pongamia pinnata (Linn.) Pierre, Fl.For.Cochinch.t. 385. 1899. Merrill, Interp.Rumph.Herb.Amboni.271.1917; Parker, For.Fl.Punj.ed.3.553. 1956.

  • Cytisus pinnatus Linn.
  • Derris indica (Lamk.) Bennet
  • Galedupa indica Lamk.
  • Pongamia glabra Vent.

    Tree, branches spreading, twigs glabrous. Leaf imparipinnate, rachis 5-15 cm long, leaflets 5-9, c. 5-10 cm long, elliptic or ovate-oblong, acute-acuminate, glabrous; petiolule c. 5-8.0 mm long; stipels absent; stipules small, caducous. Raceme shorter than the leaf. Pedicel c. 7-10 mm long. Bract c. 2.5 mm long. Calyx c. 3.5-4.0 mm long, pubescent, obscurely toothed. Corolla white tinged with violet or pinkish. Vexillum c. 1.2-1.3 cm long. Fruit c. 3.5-5.0 cm long, c. 1.7-2.5 cm long, obliquely oblong, woody, indehiscent, usually 1-seeded.

    Fl.Per.: April-May.

    Distribution: Widely cultivated in Punjab and Sind; distributed in India; Ceylon; Burma; Malaya; N. Australia; Polynesia and Mascarenes. It is a beautiful roadside tree.


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