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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Enterolobium cyclocarpum (Jacq.) Griseb.

Family: Mimosaceae Genus: Enterolobium Species: Enterolobium cyclocarpum (Jacq.) Griseb.






Synonym Albizia longipes Britton & Killip, Feuilleea cyclocarpa (Jacq.) Kuntze Flower Color White
Common Name Mexican walnut, Ear fruit Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Enterolobium, Ear pod tree, Guanacaste, Pitchwood,Elephant ear Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1600 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruits are large 7–12 cm diameter, glossy dark brown indehiscent and spirally-organized pods, shaped like orbicular disks
Habitat Occurs in subtropical, dry forest zones and restricted to disturbed areas in wetter forest types Bark Type Fissured
Distribution Native to Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Mexico, United States of America, Venezuela and exotic to India Bark Details The bark is light gray with prominent dark reddish-brown vertical fissures
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species It is one of the largest trees in the dry forest formation, reaching up to 40 m in height and 3 m in diameter, with a huge, spreading crown Leaf Details The alternate leaves are bipinnate compound, 15–40 cm long and 17 cm broad with a 2–6 cm petiole bearing 4–15 pairs of pinnae, each pinna with 40–70 leaflets; the leaflets are slender oblong, 8–15 mm long by 2–4 mm wide

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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