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Saraca asoca

(Asoca)

Overview

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Vulnerable

Threat status

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Asoca, Ashok, Asoka, Asoka-Tree, Jonesia

Common Names in Sinhalese:

Diya-Ratambala, Diya-Ratmal

Description

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Subfamily Caesalpinioideae

Mostly trees or shrubs . Leaves mostly pinnate, sometimes bipinnate, rarely apparently simple . Corolla usually showy, zygomorphic, the petals imbricate, posterior (upper or banner ) petal innermost in bud. Stamens 10 or fewer, distinct , usually not showy, some commonly reduced to staminodes. Pollen released in monads . Seeds with u-shaped line (pleurogram) usually lacking. [Carr]

Physical Description

Habit: TreeClimbing: Not Climbing

Biology

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Reproduction

Duration: Perennial

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Jonesia asoca Roxb. • Jonesia confusa Hassk. • Jonesia pinnata Willd. • Saraca confusa (Hassk.)backer • Saraca indica sensu Bedd.

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Climbing : Not climbing, Habit: Tree , Lifespan: Perennial

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Saraca

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 4 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:

S. asoca (Asoca) · S. declinata (Ashoka Tree) · S. indica (Ashoka Tree) · S. thaipingensis (Saraca)

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal January 27, 2008:

Identifiers

Last Revised: 2014-04-15