Dendrolobium umbellatum (L.) Benth. (syn: Dendrolobium australe (Willd.) Benth.; Dendrolobium umbellatum var. majus Miq.; Dendrolobium umbellatum var. obtusissimum Blume ex Miq.; Desmodium australe (Willd.) DC.; Desmodium cumingianum (Benth.) Benth.; Desmodium umbellatum (L.) DC.; Desmodium umbellatum var. costatum Craib; Hedysarum arboreum Roxb.; Hedysarum australe Willd.; Hedysarum ellipticum Miq.; Hedysarum umbellatum L.; Meibomia umbellata (L.) Kuntze; Ormocarpum umbellatum (L.) Desv.);
Elsewhere & in India (N); Gujarat ; Karnataka; West Bengal; Andaman Is (N) as per ILDIS;
Flora of Andaman2-261210-PKA1: Came across this small tree near the Beach at Havelock (Andaman & Nicobar).
Locals were calling it as Jungli Imli.
Date/Time: 19-12-2010 / 01:45PM
Location: Elephant Beach, Havelock (Andaman & Nicobar).
Plant Habit: Tree ( approx 3 to 4 m)
Tree was in fruiting stage. Could not see any flowers.
Earlier Desmodium congestum, tell you later the correct identity
Thanks a lot, …
There are two species with this name as below:
Desmodium congestum (Wight) Benth. is a synonym of Leptodesmia congesta Baker & Desmodium congestum Wight & Arn. is a synonym of Dendrolobium triangulare (Retz.) Schindl. Neither of them have distribution in Andamans as per ILDIS nor matches with the posted Plant as per images at Dendrolobium triangulare or at Leptodesmia congesta.
However, it seems close to me with images of Dendrolobium umbellatum, which also has distribution in Andamans.
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Found in Auroville Botanical Garden.
Not sure of habit.
Appears to be some Fabaceae member.
This appears to be Dendrolobium umbellatum (L.) Benth. [Leguminosae].
Yes, I agree. It is D.umbellatum.
References: Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 ILDIS Flora of China FOC illustration Encyclopaedia of Life (Specimen) India Biodiversity Portal Top Tropicals Useful Tropical Plants Factsheet asianplant Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum