Parkia biglandulosa Wight & Arn. (syn. Mimosa pedunculata Roxb., Parkia pedunculata (Roxb.) J.F.Macbr.);
Parkia biglandulos wight & Arn.: Sharing the flowering and fruiting of Parkia biglandulosa (badminton ball tree) at Rani Baug, Mumbai on 6 Feb 2011.
– I have not missed the flowers, the globose hanging are the flowers, too tiny!
ID request 230211SP02:
– Parkia biglandulosa Wight & Arn. Mimosaceae “Chendu Phali”
– it should read Parkia biglandulosa Wight & Arn. commonly called Badminton ball tree.
– Ball in Badminton??? Here we play Badminton with Shuttlecock.
– … ball badminton is not much in vogue now (at least in Mumbai OR Thane that I know of) … earlier, about 20 – 30 years back, it was played in my neighborhood.
– There are plenty of these tree in Mysore city. There are nearly 5 to 6 trees nearby my house. I will upload the photos shortly.
– Parkia biglandulosa
– Parkia biglandulosa nice catch. In Govt. P.G. College Balaghat there are two very old trees of Parkia about 60 year old. We indentified them as Parkia roxburghii. Are these two the same species or different one?
– Parkia roxburghii G. Don (and Inga timoriana DC. (basionym), Parkia javanica auct.) is synonym of Parkia timoriana (DC.) Merr.
Fabaceae Mimosoidae (Mimosae) week 010112-MS- 76- Parkia biglandulosa:
Fabaceae – Mimosoideae – Bangalore – RA – Parkia biglandulosa – Badminton Ball Tree:
African locust tree is a tall handsome tree, native of W. Africa.
Large trees are frequently found in old Mahomedan gardens about the city of Hyderabad, Golconda and elsewhere.
The farinaceous pulp which surrounds the seeds is edible and so also are the seeds themselves, which taste like garlic.
For most part of the year, this tree is very easily confused with Delonix or Jacaranda species.
It is only during December-January, appearance of tennis-ball shaped fluffy flower heads makes one realise that this tree has to be Parkia!
In the winter season, 1½ – 2 ft branches, hanging from the leaf axil, bear rust coloured bead-like flower heads, which gradually gain size of a tennis ball – and the “flowers” bloom to spectacular white electric bulbs! The flowers in round white heads are prominent, hence the native name ‘Chendul’ , or ball.
Leaves bipinnate with very numerous leaflets; rachis of leaf downy, 1 ft. of more long; pinnae 20-30 pair, 60 to 100 pairs leaflets, rigid, 1/4 in. long. Presence of two glands at the base of leaf, lends this species the name, biglandulosa.
It is an avenue tree in Chennai. This can grow into a large tree indeed with many spreading branches. The leaves are fine and feathery. The inflorescence is similar to a Badminton Ball hanging at the tip of a long thick stalk – the reason for its common name.
The fruits that are flat are in clusters at the tip of long thick stalks. Known to grow quite fast. The entire inflorescence has a very soft appearance. However, once the flower is dry the core is pretty hard. Please do not even for fun try flinging it at any one. It really hurts!
Nice and complete set of pictures.
Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week :: Parkia biglandulosa in Thane and Mumbai: Parkia biglandulosa Wight & Arn.
PAR-ki-uh — named for Mungo Park, the famous African explorer (needs validation in this context)
by-gland-yoo-LOH-suh — presence of two glands
Dec 18, 2007 … avenue tree on Ghodbunder Road near Kasar Vadavali, Thane, Maharashtra
commonly known as: African locust tree, badminton ball tree, gong-stick tree • Hindi: चेन्डुफल chenduphal, तप्पोफल tappophal • Kannada: ಶಿವಲಿಙ ಮರ shivalingamara • Marathi: चेंडूफळ chenduphal, गेंद genda, झेंडू jhendu • Tamil: சாம்பிராணி campirani, கலிக்கிமரம் kalikki-maram
Native to: s-e Asia; cultivated elsewhere
References: Flowers of India • Gardentia
more views: Jan 10, 2007 … avenue tree in Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra
Jan 20, 2008 … at Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyan, Mumbai
Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week: Parkia biglandulosa Pune:
Planted as avenue tree on many roads in Pune
Nice one the flowers looks like drum sticks
I remember…….while going to school early morning in similar cold season we used to collect the fallen flowers remove the coverings and the residual ovary with shaft (Which really looks like drum stick) and used it to hit on the heads of our friends. Naughty act no?
Parkia biglandulosa: Even though the Mimosaceae week is over, i thought of sharing these photographs of Badminton Ball Tree. Photographed it today morning here in Mumbai.
Isn’t parkia wonderful… please dont hesitate because a week was assigned to something…. we would miss these beauties…
Many thanks … for showing IMG_5629.jpg … it gives a good idea how the delicate flowers are arranged.
TSPNOV2015-53: Images of Parkia biglandulosa (Fabaceae) : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)
It is my pleasure to share few images of Parkia biglandulosa (Fabaceae)
Habitat: Cultivated, Ornamental, Shade
Sighting: Chikmagalur. Karnataka, about 1000 msl
email@example.com sent you an image file! : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Please identify sir
Its Parkia biglandulosa
Tree for ID, Chattisgarh NAW-JUN16-01 : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (7)
Reminds me of Parkia biglandulosa Wight & Arn. [Mimosaceae].
Does not matches with images of Parkia biglandulosa (Cultivated)
To me it is clearly Parkia biglandulosa
Parkia biglandulosa to me too.
Request for id : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
It is a tree, spineless belong to Acasia?
Parkia biglandulosa – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Tree For ID : Parkia Species : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 061213 : AK-7 : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
This looks like parkia biglandulosa
I am unable to take a decision between P. biglandulosa and P. timoriana. Please help.
Parkia biglandulosa Wight & Arn – badminton ball tree
Thanks for confirming the id.
Pods of Parkia biglandulosa : For ID Confirmation : 020514 : AK-5 : 12 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2 + 5).
Seems like Delonix elata
To me it is Parkia biglandulosa
Thank you for the correction …
My photographs of Parkia biglandulosa.
Parkia biglandulosa fruits
Can there be any doubt when … has confirmed it ?
There can always be a doubt, dear friends! That is what keeps us looking and learning.
Parkia varieties : 9 posts by 3 authors.
I have seen some pictures and discussions on Eflora about Parkia trees. My confusion is whether Parkia biglandulosa and Parkia biglobosa are the same. If not how can one differentiate?
Also are the seeds of both types edible?
It is different
I had picked up some seeds from the roadside in Bangalore but wasn’t sure which variety it belonged to. Will have to wait for it to flower, I guess.
Managed to get some photos. Hope they will prove useful in identifying the species.
Attachments (1)- 4 mb.
Attachments (1)- 4 mb.
Appears close to images at Parkia biglandulosa
Thank you. Will do that.
MS/April/ 2020/ 4 -Tree for ID. : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Looks like Parkia
May I seek the opinion of other learned members too !
Yes, Correct. Likely to be Parkia biglandulosa Wight & Arn. as per keys herein.
Pl. check with the keys.