Adenanthera malayana subsp. malayana

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Adenanthera malayana subsp. malayana


Tree to 45 m high, 250 cm girth, sometimes with buttresses to 1.2 by 0.6 m. Leaves: Stipules not seen. Petals whitish, turning yellow, elliptic, acute, 2.5-3 mm, glabrous. Stamens whitish, turning yellow, 3.5-4.5 mm; Ovary 1.5-2 mm, with scattered appressed hairs; Seeds c. 10, glossy red and black, obovoid, ellipsoid, or orbicular, biconvex, 6.5-8 by 6.7-7 by 4-4.5 mm, distal black spot c. 5-6 mm wide and 2 mm high;


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present)
Malesia: Malay Peninsula and Sumatra.


Frequently planted in villages and at roadsides. See also Burkill (l.c.).


Variable regarding size and form of leaflets. Leaflets in flowering specimens usually small and acute, and thin just below the inflorescence.