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Published In: De Nuttige Planten van Nederlandsch-Indie 2: 755. 1927. (Nutt. Pl. Ned.-Ind. (ed. 2)) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March- June.
Distribution: Distribution: Native of Ceylon, the Andamans, Malaysia and N. Australia; widely cultivated as a roadside tree in greater part of W. Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Sogabark peltophorum is a beautiful ornamental tree. The timber is reputed to be good for cabinet work.


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A large handsome tree, 12-24 m tall; bark smooth grey. Leaves abruptly bipinnate. Main rachis 15-30 cms long; pinnae 6-20 paired, each pinna with 20-30 pairs of leaflets. Leaflets oblong, notched at the apex and unequal sided. Calyx coppery red. Petals wavy, yellow, inversely oval, hairy at the base and much crinkl¬ed about the margins. Stamens 10, densely hairy at the base, anthers golden yellow. Style long and thread like. Pod copper-red, oblong, flat, thin, hard, narrowed at both the ends, 5-10 cm long, c. 2.5 cm broad. Seeds brown.
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