Peltophorum pterocarpum (DC.) K.Heyne

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : IMLI FAMILY (ईमली फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Basionym : Inga pterocarpa DC.
  • Synonym(s) : Peltophorum ferrugineum (Decne.) Benth.; Peltophorum roxburghii (G.Don) Degener; Poinciana roxburghii G.Don
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Peltophorum pterocarpum (DC.) K.Heyne
  • Common name : The Copper Pod, Copper pod tree, Golden Flamboyante, Rusty shield bearer, Rusty shield bearer, Yellow gold mohur, Yellow Flame Tree, Yellow Poinciana
  • Vernacular name : Lyaluakai, Perunbonnai, Ivalvagai, Perungondrai (Tamil); Pacha sunkesula, Konda Chinta (Telugu); Charakonna (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Planted along roads as avenue tree.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines to N. Australia, Malay peninsula and Archipelago
  • Literature : Pullaiah et Sri Ramamurthy, 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Peltophorum pterocarpum. Downloaded on 11 July 2020.

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