Evergreen trees, to 25 m high, bark 10-12 mm thick, surface brown, mottled with grey, smooth; brittle; blaze yellowish-brown, streaked. Leaves imparipinnate, alternate, clustered at the tips of branchlets; stipules small, lateral, pubescent; rachis 4.5-20 cm long, slender, pulvinate, pubescent, leaflets 9-13, opposite, exstipellate; petiolule 6-10 mm, slender, pubescent; lamina 3-15 x 2-4.3 cm, elliptic-oblanceolate, elliptic-oblong, or obovate, base acute, obtuse, truncate or oblique, apex acuminate, or caudate-acuminate, margin entire, glabrous above, downy beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 4-9 pairs, pinnate, slender, prominent, intercostae reticulate, obscure. Flowers bisexual, purple, striped with green, in axillary and terminal racemes; bracts small; bracteoles minute; calyx tube campanulate, deeply 5 cleft, the upper teeth the shortest; corolla little exserted; petals 5, claws short, the standard orbicular, wings oblong, often more or less sagittate at base, keel petals free, somewhat incurved; stamens 10, free, alternately long and short; anthers versatile; ovary subsessile, inferior, glabrous, 1-celled, ovule 2-many; style subulate, involute; stigma oblique. Fruit a pod 5-7.5 cm long, oblong, thick, flat, red, dehiscent; seed one, rarely 2, obovate or suborbicular, biconvex, bright red.
Flowering and fruiting: February-April
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
336 ID wild tree: (Mixed thread): 4 high res. images.
Please ID wild tree,
Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607
Habitat: wild, moisture, shady
Plant habit: tree, erect, branches, hard woody stem 40 inches base diameter, rough brown bark
Height: 15 meters
Fruit: drupe, … into brown, ovoid, size:08×5cm
Seed: reddish, single, circular, center projected, with transparent non dissolvent yellowish sticky layer, diameter:22mm, thickness:06mm
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +rr
Do the fruits belong to the same tree?
The flower and fruit specimens are of two trees of the same kind growing in two location, and the flowering tree haven’t bearing fruits at that time, but the land owner saw the fruit and seed images and confirmed it as same kind.
Then fruits are of some other species.