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|Scientific Name||Stereospermum suaveolens DC.|
Flowering class: Dicot
Deciduous trees, to 25 m high; bark grey, exfoliating in flat scales; blaze dull yellow. Leaves compound, imparipinnate, opposite, estipulate; rachis 150-450 mm long, pubescent, slender, swollen at base; leaflets 5-11, opposite; petiolules 10-20 mm, slender, pubescent; lamina 7.5-16 x 5-7.5 cm, elliptic or ovate; base oblique, acute or unequally rounded; apex acuminate; margin entire or serrulate on young trees, shiny and glabrous above and pubescent beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent, puberulent beneath; intercostae reticulate. Flowers bisexual, dull crimson, in drooping panicles, pubescent, 18 mm long; calyx campanulate, hairy, lobes 3-5, short, broad; corolla 3-4 cm long, funnel shaped, pubescent outside, lobes 5 unequal, rounded, crisped; stamens 4;didynamous, included, staminodes present, anther divaricate; disc cupular, fleshy; ovary sessile, superior, 2-celled, syncarpous; ovules many; style slender; stigma 2. Fruit a capsule, 30-60 x 0.5 cm, nearly terete, grey, lenticellate; seeds 3 cm long, trigonus, with a transverse grove without and a prominent ridge within, wedge shaped, with a membranous wing with obtuse ends.
Flowering and fruiting: January-August
Notes: Moist Forests
Karnataka: Dharwar, Mysore, N. Kanara
India and Sri Lanka
State - Kerala, District/s: Wayanad
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