Cynometra ramiflora L.

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : IMLI FAMILY (ईमली फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Synonym(s) : Afzelia australis F.M.Bailey; Cynometra bijuga Span. ex Miq.; Cynometra carolinensis Kaneh.; Cynometra hosinoi Kaneh.; Cynometra neocaledonica Guillaumin; Cynometra ramiflora var. bijuga (Span. ex Miq.) Benth.; Cynometra schumanniana Harms; Cynometra whitfordii Elmer; Limonia diphylla Houtt.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Cynometra ramiflora L.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Coasts and tidal forests. An understory tree in limestone forests. In the back-mangrove forest; also occurring inland at elevations up to 400 metres
  • Comments / notes : The red to dark brown wood is heavy, hard, close-grained, but not very durable. It is only available in small quantities and is used for construction purposes, turning, decorative veneers and inlaid work. The wood can be used for fuel and to make charcoal.
  • Key identification features : An evergreen tree with a dense crown growing from 4 - 26 metres tall. The bole can be 30cm in diameter
  • Distribution :
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman and Nicobar Island
  • Native : India, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Christmas I., India, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Marianas, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Literature :
    • Parkinson, C.E. 1923. A Forest Flora of the Andaman Islands, Govt. of India, Shimla
    • 153
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cynometra ramiflora. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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