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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre 

Family: Papilionaceae Genus: Pongamia Species: Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre 






Synonym Pongamia glabra Vent.,  Millettia pinnata, Cytisus pinnatus Flower Color White
Common Name Indian Beech Tree, Pongame Oil Tree, Karanj Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Pongam Tree, Hongay Oil Tree Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Karanj Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1000 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit obliquely oblong, woody, compress, curved at apex seed 1 reniform
Habitat Occurs in mostly at river banks and ravines Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Indo-Malesia Bark Details Bark smooth and greyish brown
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Obovate
Description of Species A fast-growing deciduous tree up to 20 m tall that is thought to have originated in India and is found throughout Asia 15-25 meters Leaf Details Leaves imparipinnate, alternate; stipules sateral, small, oblong, cauducous; rachis 10-15 cm long, slender, pulvinate, pubescent; leaflets 5-7

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found