Parkia timoriana, (DC.) Merr. <=> Tree Bean Tree - Bangalore - RA

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raman

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Feb 18, 2013, 1:12:09 AM2/18/13
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Tree Bean is a very large tree, 25-40 m in height, found in North-East India. The leaves are evenly bipinnate and 30-80 cm long. The pinnae are 40-60 in number, and 8-20 cm long. The leaflets are 60-140, linear-oblong, 6-12 mm long, close-set, shining above, and pointed at the tip. The flower-heads are dense, obovoid or perform, up to 6 cm long, hanging from leaf axils like old-fashioned electric bulbs, on long cable-like stalks. The flowers are white and yellow, about 1 cm long. The pods are 25-30 cm long, about 3.5 cm wide, rather thick, pendulous, and black and shinning when mature, and contain from 15-20 seeds. The pods are edible, and are considered a delicacy in Manipur. Their pulp is golden yellow, with a sweetish taste and an odor like that of violets. The roasted seeds are used in certain parts of Africa to make an infusion like coffee, for which reason they have been called soudan Coffee. tip of a long thick stalk - the reason for its common name. The fruits that are flat are in clusters at the tip of long thick stalks. Known to grow quite fast. The entire inflorescence has a very soft appearance. However, once the flower is dry the core is pretty hard. Please do not even for fun try flinging it at any one. It really hurts


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Ushadi Micromini

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Feb 18, 2013, 3:33:50 AM2/18/13
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what a nice write up and complete set of pictures
googling images got up some very interesting way of the pods being sold in the market and from Bogor  Bot garden some weird looking buttresses

thanks, Raman for showing this new to me
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Nidhan Singh

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Feb 18, 2013, 4:27:52 AM2/18/13
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Very nice and detailed presentation..thanks Raman Ji....
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Aarti S. Khale

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Feb 18, 2013, 9:27:04 AM2/18/13
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Raman ji,
Very unusual flowers.
Seeing for the first time.
Thanks for sharing.
Aarti

Alok

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May 10, 2018, 1:56:04 AM5/10/18
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Dear Raman Ji

Please refer to the trailing mail where you posted some photos of Parkia timoriana. i wanted to ask you whether the plant is still available in the area where you had reported it from??

Alok

J.M. Garg

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May 14, 2018, 8:21:40 PM5/14/18
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I think it may be from Lalbagh and may still be there. 
Raman ji may pl. confirm. 

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Raman Arunachalam

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May 15, 2018, 11:26:25 PM5/15/18
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Yes its still in i
Where80 ft Road, 6th Main Road, Defence Colony, Indiranagar, Bangalore


https://ramanarunachalam.github.io/Flora-and-Fauna/Flora/Parkia%20-%20Tree%20Bean%20Tree/Tree%20Bean%20Tree.html

Raman

Alok Goyal

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May 15, 2018, 11:45:16 PM5/15/18
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Thank you Raman Ji. Actually i needed the pods and the leaves of this tree for my research. thats why i asked. but somehow now i have managed to source it from North East India (Manipur) 

Thank you once again

Alok 

Raman


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