Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Parkia javanica (Lam.) Merr.

Family: Papilionaceae Genus: Parkia Species: Parkia javanica (Lam.) Merr.






Synonym Parkia roxburghii, Parkia timoriana Flower Color White
Common Name Sapota, Khorial Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Tree Bean Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Yongchak Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 1300 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details The pods are 25-30 cm long, about 3.5 cm wide, rather thick, pendulous, and black and shinning when mature, and contain from 15-20 seeds
Habitat Occurs in rainforests and sometimes also in tall secondary forest Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines Bark Details Bark smooth or scaly-fissured; middle bark hard
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species It is a very large tree growing to a height of 25 to 40 m. leaves are evenly bipinnate 30 to 80 centimeters long Leaf Details The leaves are evenly bipinnate and 30-80 cm long. The pinnae are 40-60 in number, and 8-20 cm long. The leaflets are 60-140, linear-oblong, 6-12 mm long, close-set, shining above, and pointed at the tip

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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