Myroxylon balsamum (L.) Harms

  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Toluifera balsamum L.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Key identification features : Branches drooping; Flowers white with yellowish spots on standard, in racemes arising from axils of leaves. Pods obliquely spathulate, winged, indehiscent with a single seed at apex. Seeds kidney shaped.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-May
  • Native : San Salvador, Peru
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2; pp- 965.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. balsamum. Downloaded on 4 July 2020.


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