Acrocarpus fraxinifolius. Fabaceae – Caesalpinioideae. Wight et. Arn. mundani. Acrocarpus fraxinifolius (Herbert Menendez). Acrocarpus fraxinifolius (Herbert. Acrocarpus combretiflorus Teijsm. & Binn. Synonym. Acrocarpus fraxinifolius var. guangxiensis & Synonym. Acrocarpus grandis (Miq.)Miq. Acrocarpus fraxinifolius orginates from tropical Asia, where it occurs naturally from Nepal and India to Thailand, southern China and western Indonesia.

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It has proved to be very good for the reforestation of open areas[ ]. Description An ideal and unusual addition for the warm or hot exotic garden, this tree, whilst still leafless, has up to 20 dense heads of attractive and unusual reddish-green to orange flowers hanging from the branch ends and dripping nectar.

In a study of the metazoan community composition in tree hole aquatic habitat of a tropical rainfor The wood is lustrous. Invasive alien species in southern Africa: The rates of shrinkage are moderate.

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Germination usually occurs within 4 to 6 weeks although some seeds may take fraxinifoliius longer. In the early spring, just before or as the tree first leafs out, appear the many scarlet-red flowers in 3 to 6 inch long dense axillary racemes near, but not at, the branch tips.


Seed pods of the Acrocarpus fraxinofolius from a tree near Bhowali, Uttarakhand, India.

Collected seed should be left to air dry for about 10 days and can then be stored for many years in airtight containers when kept cool. The name Acrocarpus combines the Greek words ‘akron’ meaning “peak” or “extremity” with ‘karpos’ meaning fruit in reference to the terminal racemes in which the fruit is born.

Once established, it performs best on free-draining clay, loam and sand soils of a slightly acid to slightly alkaline nature, generally with a pH of 6.

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It can be peeled into good-quality veneer that can be glued well to make good plywood. Pink cedar Other common names: Agroforestry Systems, 31 3: Acrocarpus fraxinifolius shingle tree ; flowering habit. No responsibility is taken for any information or services that may appear on any linked websites.

There are book citations related to Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Arn. Useful trees and shrubs for Uganda: This tree is monospecific only one in the genus that is native to the montane rainforests below 4, feet along the Himalayas of eastern India and Myanmar Burma and further to the southeast through the Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Java. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Views Read Edit View history.


Acrocarpus fraxinifolius

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: It has bipinnately compound leaves with 5 to 6 pairs of dark green 3 inch long oblong leaflets that are a bright reddish pink color when first emerging, then a pinkish yellow and finally a lime green color before maturing, giving the tree a multicolored look at the branch tips much of the spring and summer.

In India boards 2. It is sometimes cultivated in large gardens and parks in its native range where its feathery foliage and showy flowering display can best be appreciated. Acrocarpus Wight ex Arn.

Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Arn.

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Acrocarpus fraxinifolius (shingle tree)

Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. The bark is grey to grey-brown and dotted with raised, wart-like pores known as lenticels.

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