Pithecellobium unguis-cati (L.) Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Mimosa unguis-cati L.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Pithecellobium unguis-cati (L.) Benth.
  • Common name : Cats-claw, Black-bead
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated
  • Key identification features : Small tree, spiny. Leaves bipinnate, petioles longer than petiolules. Flowers small, greenish-yellow, in stalked heads. Pods spirally twisted, red
  • Flower, Fruit : February-March
  • Literature :
    • N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1
    • M.R. Almeida (1996). Flora of Maharashtra vol.1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Pithecellobium unguis-cati. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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