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Pterocarpus macrocarpus

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Fabaceae
Tribe  Dalbergieae
Scientific name  Pterocarpus macrocarpus
Rank  Species
Order  Fabales
Subfamily  Faboideae
Genus  Pterocarpus
Higher classification  Pterocarpus
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Similar  Afzelia xylocarpa, Xylia xylocarpa, Dalbergia oliveri, Hopea odorata, Lagerstroemia floribunda

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Pterocarpus macrocarpus, the Burma padauk, is a species of Pterocarpus native to the seasonal tropical forests of southeastern Asia in northeastern India, Burma, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. In Vietnamese, this species is called giáng- or dáng-hương (sometimes with the suffix quả to: large capsule).

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Description

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Pterocarpus macrocarpus is a medium-sized tree growing to 10–30 m (rarely to 39 m) tall, with a trunk up to 1.7 m diameter; it is deciduous in the dry season. The bark is flaky, grey-brown; if cut, it secretes a red gum. The leaves are 200–350 mm long, pinnate, with 9–11 leaflets. The flowers are yellow, produced in racemes 50–90 mm long. The fruit is a pod surrounded by a round wing 45–70 mm diameter, containing two or three seeds.

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The wood is durable and resistant to termites; it is important, used for furniture, construction timber, cart wheels, tool handles, and posts; though not a true rosewood it is sometimes traded as such.

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The seasonal padauk flowers bloom annually around Thingyan (April) and is considered one of the national symbols of Myanmar (formerly Burma).

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References

Pterocarpus macrocarpus Wikipedia


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