Parkia biglandulosa Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Synonym(s) : Mimosa pedunculata Roxb.; Parkia pedunculata (Roxb.) J.F.Macbr.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Parkia biglandulosa Wight & Arn.
  • Common name : Badminton Ball Tree , Band-stick Tree
  • Vernacular name : Mavukai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Only in cultivation
  • Comments / notes : Introduced, planted as avenue tree.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-May
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Thrissur district, Kottayam district, Kollam district
  • Native : Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Malay Peninsula
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Parkia biglandulosa. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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