Caesalpinia enneaphylla Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 363 (1824) (syn: Caesalpinia sepiaria auct. non Roxb.; Mezoneuron enneaphyllum (Roxb.)Benth.; Mezoneuron enneaphyllum (Roxb.)Benth.; Mezoneurum enneaphyllum (Roxb.)Wight & Arn.);
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Sri Lanka, Assam to China (S. & SW. Guangxi, Yunnan) and Sulawesi: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Myanmar, Pakistan (I), Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
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Large straggling shrubs; branches glabrous, prickly. Leaves compound, bipinnate, prickly; rachis ca. 15-35 cm long, armed with hooked prickles; petiolules ca. 2-3 mm long; pinnae ca. 10-20 cm long; leaflets 3-5 pairs, subopposite; lamina ca. 4-10 x 2.5-6 cm, ovate-lanceolate, oblanceolate or elliptic-obovate, rounded or cuneate at base, bluntly acuminate at apex, entire, glabrous, dark green above, glaucous beneath. Inflorescences in simple or forked racemes, terminal and axillary, ca. 12-18 cm long; flowers ca. 1.5-2.5 cm across, bright yellow; calyx deeply divided, lowest lobe hooded; petals streaked with red upper deeply 2-lobed; anthers red. Pods ca. 7-10 x 2.5-3 cm, reddish brown, obliquely oblong, with papery wings. Seeds solitary. (Singh, 2000).
Forested areas, open areas
(Attributions- French Institute of Pondicherry as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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Identification of plant species
1 image.
Kindly identify the specimen


Caesalpinia pulcherrima



Regarding the previously identification, leaf and fruit characters did not match with the given identification Caesalpinia pulcherrima. Kindly reconsider.
4 images.


You’re right ma’am, it’s not pulcherrima, conformed because of clear information, check with local floras with Caesalpinia genus,


Caesalpinia enneaphylla Roxb. !


Yes sir, verified with flora of China and Indiabiodiversity.org


Where were the images taken ? Tripura ?


Yes sir, photographs were taken at Gomati district of Tripura.


 

 


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References: POWO (Mezoneuron enneaphyllum (Roxb.) Benth.) Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  ILDIS  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  FOC illustration  Flora of Pakistan  FOP illustration  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora Wikipedia Plant illustrations  Flora Malesiana

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