Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Fabaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)

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Dalbergia lanceolaria L.f.

Leaf arrangement

Alternate distichous

Leaf Type

Imparipinnate

Leaf Shape

Obovate

Leaf Apex

Obtuse

Leaf Base

Obtuse

Leaf Margin

Entire

Habit : A densely foliaceous tree.

Habitat and Distribution : Common on hills up to 600-1400m on the deciduous slopes. India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Burma.

Indigenous Information : Apis dorsata nesting site. Fruits eaten by spotted deer, mouse deer. Timber is highly valued. Leaves are eaten by elephants. Bark is used for medicinal purposes.

Field Tips : The pods match perfectly with the leaves.

 

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Names:


Irula : Beluga maram
Tamil : Velangu, Erigai


Flower:

In axillayy panicles, pale pink. Flowering peaks during April.

Fruit :

A pod, lanceolate, faintly nerved, dark green. Seeds1-3. Fruiting May onwards.

All from Fabaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)