Amherstia nobilis Wall.

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Amherstia nobilis Wall.
  • Common name : Pride of Burma, Orchid Tree, Noble Amherstia, Tree of heaven
  • Vernacular name : Simshipa-vriksham (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Grown in gardens
  • Comments / notes : Ornamental tree
  • Key identification features : Stem stout, bark grey, leaves abruptly pinnate, leaflets opposite, oblong, acuminate at apex, subcoriaceous. Flowers in axillary, pendulous racemes, petals mixed brilliant red yellow, pods truncate, seeds 4-6.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-August
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Thrissur district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Victoria gardens
  • Native : Myanmar
  • World Distribution : Growm as ornamental tree
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Amherstia nobilis. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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