Saraca asoca (Roxb.) De Wilde

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Saraca asoca

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Saraca asoca

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Saraca asoca

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Saraca asoca

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Saraca asoca

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Synonyms: Jonesia confusa Hassk.
Saraca indica sensu auct. non L.
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Description: Leaves 4—6-jugate, subsessile, c. 7—30 cm long; leaflets oblong to lanceolate; apex acute or acuminate; petiolules c. 5 mm; basal glands apparently absent. Corymbs compact, small, c. 1.5-15 cm; bracts small; bracteoles during anthesis persistent, erect, embracing the pedicel. Calyx tube 10—17 mm; lobes elliptic to obovate; apex rounded. Stamens 6—8. Pods elliptic to oblong, flat to mostly swollen, up to 1.5(—2) cm thick, when flat (and young) with thickened margin; apex shortly beaked.
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Worldwide distribution: Sri Lanka, India, East Pakistan and Burma west of the Irrawaddy
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Image last updated: Saturday 5 November 2016
Literature:

Zuidjerhoudt (1967). A Revision of the genus Saraca L. (Leguminosae - Caesalpinioideae) Blumea 15(2) Pages 422 - 423.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Saraca asoca
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Saraca asoca
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Saraca asoca
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Saraca asoca
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Saraca asoca
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Saraca asoca
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Saraca asoca
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Saraca asoca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Saraca asoca
Ispot Southern Africa: Saraca asoca
JSTOR Plant Science: Saraca asoca
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Saraca asoca
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Saraca asoca
The Plant List (version 1.1): Saraca asoca
Tropicos: Saraca asoca


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Saraca asoca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=228260, retrieved 15 December 2017

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