gly-rih-SY-dee-uh — from the Latin glis (dormouse) and caedo (kill)
SEP-ee-um — of hedges and fences

commonly known as: gliricidia, glory cedar, Mexican lilac, mother of cocoa, Nicaraguan cacao shade, quickstick, St. Vincent plum, tree of iron • Bengali: শারঙ্গ saranga • Kannada: ಗೊಬ್ಬರದ ಮರ gobbarda mara • Malayalam: ശീമ കൊന്ന siima konna • Marathi: गिरिपुष्प giripushpa • Tamil: சீமை அகத்தி seemai agathi • Telugu: madri

Native of: Mexico, Central America and northern South America; cultivated elsewhere  


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Gliricidia sepium: Pl find attached one more photo for id
Date/Time-: 12/03/11   –    09:45
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-   wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- tree
Height/Length-4-5m


– Scientific Name: Gliricidia sepium
Common Name: Mexican lilac
Family: Fabaceae


Gliricidia Sepium from me, flowers, beans and one little purple rumped sunbird feeding its young one on a Gliricidia Sepium tree.


– Great photographs, but this is the female of the Small Sunbird [Crimson-backed Sunbird]. The female of the Purple-rumped Sunbird lacks the red rump which is clearly seen here.   


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24032011pj1 Id request: Pl find attached
Date/Time-: 12/03/11   –    09:45
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-   wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- tree
Height/Length-4-5m


– Pink bean like flowers on small trees, with branches growing oddly straight up from the trunk, and small leaves just starting to sprout… seemed to be pinnate.. This spring,  I just happen to “discover” this gorgeous pink tree growing in multiple stretches along paddy fields and road side in  West Bengal in a region between Uluberia and Gadiara, which is on the bank of river Hooghly/Bhagirathi meets Damodar … so at sea level, in fertile black soil….(googled info says Roopnarayan river meets too, but I have not  found it, in reality, nor on any modern map) not knowing the scientific nor the colloquial name of my beautiful find  (nobody) in the neighborhood knew the name….  and not being a botanist… I had a hard time ID ing it…. and that’s how I discovered eflora group…  and it was exhilarating to track down  name, uses, ethnobotany of this tree… my first Gliricidia sepium.

   I will always remember this tree fondly, and next time I’ll take careful pictures… Please convey this message to Mr. …. for starting this group and to all those who have sustained it….I still have not learnt all the secrets of
navigation for  group to be able to find individual email id…


– It’s may be Mundulea sericea. please find the seed pods.


  

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Searching for local name for:  Quickstick (Gliricidia sepium) in flower…. a tree native to Central America and Mexico which grows well in India… Plenty in Mhow (MP), rare in Delhi.  Also known as – Nicaraguan Shade Tree, Cocoa Shade, Spotted Gliricidia, mexican lila

I have not heard of any local name.  Pradip Krishen’s field guide “Trees of Delhi” confirmed this.  It actually mentions “no local name”…
Has any member heard of any Indian name?


In Malayalam we call it Sheema Konna – ശീമക്കൊന്ന
‘Sheema’ generally indicates anything that is exotic (that has come crossing the seas) and konna generally refers to any cassia in Malayalam.


Tamil name:  விவசாய தகரை (Vivasaaya thagarai).
Vivasaaya = agricultural; Thagarai = Cassia (C. tora).
My GUESS on its etymology: The plant is a relative of ‘thagarai’ and the leaves used as green manure in agricultural fields (so the name ‘vivasaaya’).


Yes it is , an important green manure in Kerala also.


The plant is exotic so it becomes very hard to have a traditional local name, when the plants are imported many time we start using the Latin name as common name and some time we end up giving some fancy name according to its character.. 
well Gliricidia in Maharashtra known by name ‘Undir-Maar’ & ‘Giripushpa’, Undir maar meaning killing rats, which is also a meaning of Gliricidia. and Giripushpa bcoz of its leaf manure.

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only pod & leaves ID from Hooghly 22-04-12 SK-3:

I regret i don’t have any flower of this small tree, only leaves and pod images.
Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : small tree (but may grow bigger), roadside plantation
Date : 18-04-12, 2.00 p.m.
Place : Dattapur (Hooghly), WB


Looks more like Gliricidia sepium of Fabaceae.


… i learn from the net that it is rather new species introduced in India – http://www.flickr.com/photos/46074749@N07/4319334518/


the name in Bengali, saranga was listed in a site called IndFlora, which unfortunately no longer exists.
Do let me know if the name does not seem to be valid.


Gliricidia sepium
A very common tree planted on most hills around Pune and in Western Maharashtra by Forest Dept.



 

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efloraindia: 071111 BRS137:

Pl. find the attached file contain photos of Gliricidia sepium
Location; NBNP Garden, Anaikatti,(640 MSL), Coimbatore Dist.,
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Tree


This is indeed from Faboideae.
The forest department has planted these trees in large scales all over India.
A rapidly growing tree; good nitrogen fixing properties; prevents soil erosion.
Of course there are some not so good effects on the habitat. I don’t want to go into the controversies…..

gly-rih-SY-dee-uh — from the Latin glis (dormouse) and caedo (kill)
SEP-ee-um — of hedges and fences
Feb 3, 2008 … at Kohoj Fort, near Manor, Maharashtra
commonly known as: gliricidia, glory cedar, Mexican lilac, mother of cocoa, Nicaraguan cacao shade, quickstick, St. Vincent plum, tree of iron • Bengali: শারঙ্গ saranga • Kannada: ಗೊಬ್ಬರದ ಮರ gobbarda mara • Malayalam: ശീമ കൊന്ന siima konna • Marathi: गिरिपुष्प giripushpa • Tamil: சீமை அகத்தி seemai agathi • Telugu: madri
Native of: Mexico, Central America and northern South America; cultivated elsewhere
some views: Feb 3, 2008 … at Kohoj Fort, near Manor, Maharashtra
Mar 23, 2008 … at Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyan, Mumbai
Mar 11, 2009 … at Purandar Fort, near Pune
Feb 12, 2010, at Kharghar Hills, Navi Mumbai

 

 

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week : Trees : Gliricidia sepium:   Gliricidia sepium
Non native tree. A commonly planted tree by Forest Dept. in many areas.


 

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Tree – gliricidia sepium: Gliricidia sepium (Giripushpa in Marathi) flowers.

Some more pictures are enclosed herewith.


I have taken some photos of the tree from Kerala but it was not the flowering season.
The tree is widely used as a hedge and the leaves are composted. Here are the pictures of the tree and leaves.


 

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sending the photograph of Gliricidia sepium from Ranpur
Name of the species: Gliricidia sepium
Family: Fabaceae
Place of collection: Ranpur, Odisha
Habit: Tree
Habitat: Road side
Altitude: 230 m above msl


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Bangalore – RA – Gliricidia sepium – Mexican Lilac Tree – Quickstick: Tree from Mexico and South America that is used both to provide shade to chocolate trees and also enrich the soil; hence the common name meaning “mother of cocoa.”
The wood is durable and useful for posts and railway ties.
It is a small to medium-sized, thornless tree which usually attains a height of 10-12 m. Branching is frequently from the base with basal diameters reaching 50-70 cm.
The bark is smooth but can vary in colour from whitish grey to deep red-brown.
The stem and branches are commonly flecked with small white lenticels.
Infloresences appear as clustered racemes on distal parts on new and old wood, 5-15 cm long, flowers borne singly with 20-40 per raceme. Flowers bright pink to lilac, tinged with white, usually with a diffuse pale yellow spot at the base of the standard petal, calyx glabrous, green, often tinged red. 
The best time for the flowers is February to April.
The fruit is a 2-valved long pod.
In various parts of America, the bark is used as rat poison


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For ID- Is this gliricidia? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).

  • Aurobindo Ashram, Bangalore
  • Jan 26, 2014
Is this gliricidia? Thanks in advance.

Gliricidia sepium


Thanks … for the ID! Is Gliricidia Sepium common in Indonesia too?


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Tree for id (a) : 3 posts by 2 authors.

found in bangalore
4th April


It is Gliricidia sepium introduced legume plant grows in hedges, leaves used as a green manure


 

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Tree For ID : Nasik : 080514 : AK-17 :  5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Tree seen in Nasik in a wild area on 4/5/14.

First it looked like green pods on the tree from a distance, but the picture shows tender leaves. 


May be Gliricidium


Only species we have in efi so far is Gliricidia sepium


Thanks for the update.

I think it is just a typing error… …meant to say Gliricidia.


Yes.


 

 

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Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Walp.
at Veermata Jijabai Bhonsale Udyan on March 23, 2008
at Kharghar Hills on February 12, 2010


at Purandar on March 11, 2009 
at Kohoj fort on February 3, 2008


Images by tsp Kumar 

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TSPNOV2015-24: Images of Gliricidia sepium (Fabaceae) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

It is my pleasure to share few images of Gliricidia sepium (Fabaceae) 
Habit:  Medium sized tree
Habitat: An escape occurring by road sides.
Sighting: Roadsides in Chikmagalur, Karnataka about 1000 msl.
Date: 18-11-2014, 22-01-2015 and 16-08-2015


very nice. i have never seen these flowers this close as in the first picture. love it. of course we see it in some parts of southern west bengal but never have taken a twig down to look closely


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small tree for ID-16022014-snj2216 : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors. 
small tree i found in a park near by temple, place siddarabetta near bangalore.
pls ID this.


looks like Millettia


Millettia species so far in efi


Milletia ovalifolia goes strait.


I think closer to images at Gliricidia sepium


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December 17th 2006 at Savanadurga, 60 kms from Bangalore; almost ended in Puneflowering throughout January, some residual Gliricidia trees are suddenly seen in full bloom patchily in some areas for last 2-3 days (20-22 Feb.2008); in Kolkata (20/2/08) & almost over now (6/4/08); East Coast Road, Chennai on 3/3/08; in the JVPD Scheme/Andheri, Mumbai- 31/3/08; on way to ellora- at khultabad- Feb.’09?; at Konkani Pada near Thane – Mumbai- 19/3/09; in Ahmedabad- Feb’10; March, 2010- near Upper lake Bhopal; at South end of national park in Mumbai on 16 Jan’10; February 12, 2010 at 11.42am IST: Kharghar Hills, Navi Mumbai; 31 Aug 2008: Mulepetlu village,  Mysore district; Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve- 15.5.10; Trees of Delhi by Sh. Pradip Krishen states that in March it has mass of pale-pink blossoms along its bare drooping branches. 

 

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Need Help identifying this tree : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

I have found this tree to grow in around the hill slopes near Pune.

Flowers in the end of winter. The flowers seem to attract many aphids.
Is it a Cassia family?


Or is it Gliricidia.


Gliricidia sepium Fabaceae



 

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MS/APRIL/2020/ID of the tree : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Please ID the tree species. Photo received from my friend in Chennai. No other photos.


Could this be a white flowered Glyricidia sepium ?


Yes, possible as per Gliricidia sepium
Flowers may be pink only as details have been brunt.


 

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