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.);
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;
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)
Identification of plant species
Kindly identify the specimen
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.
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