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Trees of SN College Chempazhanthy:

Peltophorum pterocarpum (DC.) Backer ex Heyne.

Synonym: Inga pterocarpa DC.
Family Caesalpinioideae
Local Names: Charakonna, Yellow flame tree, Copper pod tree

Flowering and fruiting: Throughout the year

Distribution: Native of Sri Lanka, Andaman's, Malaya Peninsula and North Australia

Habitat: Planted as ornamental tree

Uses: Avenue plant, ornamental. In traditional medicine it is used as an astringent to cure or relieve intestinal disorders after pain at childbirth, sprains, bruises and swelling or as a lotion for eye troubles, muscular pains and sores.

Key Characters: Trees with young parts brown tomentulose. Leaves bipinnate, alternate, pulvinate; pinnae 10-12 pairs, opposite, margin entire. Flowers bisexual, golden yellow, in terminal or lateral racemose panicles; calyx lobes 5, ovate; petals 5, subequal, crinkled; stamens 10, filaments free; ovary half inferior; stigma peltate. Fruit a pod.