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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We are fraxlnifolius updating this section. 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.

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Hoy Lao ; lazcar,cedro rosado Spanish ; khang chang,sadao chang,khang khi mot Thai ; Trade name: In India and Myanmar it occurs in regions with an annual precipitation of over mm, growing best in deep, well-drained, clay-loam soils with a pH of 4—7. It is a pioneer species in its native range, regenerating rapidly in burnt areas and where the soil has recently been exposed. It is a light demander and pioneer, but can tolerate slight shade when young.

Coimbatore, Dindigul, Madurai, Nilgiri, Tirunelveli. User specific search options User. The tree coppices vigorously, in Rwanda some sprouts reaching 5 m after 2 years, but in Malawi poor coppicing ability has been noted. Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Distribution Table Top of page The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

Growth of older trees is still rapid, as observed in Tanzania where the mean annual increment of year-old trees was 1. Forest Ecology and Management, 48 Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. Study on the effect of wood preservatives on the glue bond strength of plywood. 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.


Journal of the Timber Development Association of India, 29 4: Plant resources of southeast Asia. Young plants have been observed to behave as climbers and stranglers of other trees[ ]. Growing New plants are usually started from seed, which can be pre-treated to improve germination by immersing them in boiling hot water that is then left to cool.

The seedlings are pricked out into beds or containers and placed in full sunlight. Prefers a fertile soil and a position in full sun, though it can tolerate a small amount of shade, especially when young[, ].

The heartwood is an attractive dark red and well-formed logs are sawn into planks for making light articles such fraxinifoljus crates, pallets and boxes, including boxes for beehives. Distribution Maps Top of page You can pan and zoom the map. It is noted for attracting wildlife. Apparently, Acrocarpus fraxinifolius does not have nitrogen-fixing root nodules.

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.

The wood is not very durable and is prone to attack by fungi and insects, but it impregnates well[ ]. User Group specific search options Title. Acrocarpus fraxinifolius – Arn. Root growth characteristics of some exotic and indigenous tree species in the Nigerian savanna.

Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. The Commonwealth Forestry Review. A few seeds survived 7 years of storage at room temperature[ ]. It may reach heights of up to 50 m ft under favourable forest conditions with a 2 m 6.


The bark is grey to grey-brown and dotted with raised, wart-like pores known as lenticels. It is heavy, moderately hard, and compact. Invasive alien species in southern Africa: India and Kenya are the major seed-exporting countries.

It is also used as firewood and for charcoal production. Finally the fruits, elongated and flattened pods appear.


Introduction of Acrocarpus fraxinifolius – a fast growing species for social forestry in Himachal Pradesh. Acrocarpus fraxinifolius pink cedar, Acrocarpus fraxinifolius However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed.

Title Trunk and bark Caption Acrocarpus fraxinifolius shingle tree ; trunk and bark. The Silviculture of Indian Trees. Flowers bisexual, green, in dense, erect, axillary racemes, deflexed; pedicels short; bracts small, cauducous; calyx campanulate, disc-lined, lobes 5, lanceolate, equal; petals 5, narrow, subequal; stamens 5, exserted, crimson coloured; anthers versatile; ovary half inferior, stipitate, ovules many; style short, incurved; stigma minute.

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. Bi-pinnate leaves acrocarphs compound leaves with elliptical, lanceolate leaflets up to 10 cm long and bright red when young.

Evergreen or deciduous, medium-sized tree up to 30 —50 m tall; bole columnar, branchless for up to 20 —30 m, up to — cm in diameter, often with small buttresses; bark surface smooth or slightly rough, pale grey or pale brown; twigs often with prominent lenticels.

Acrocarpus fraxinifolius shingle tree ; trunk and bark. On humid soils Acrocarpus fraxinifolius is reported to be susceptible to Armillaria mellea. It is widely planted within and outside its natural area of distribution, e. 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.

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Fruit a pod 12 x 2 cm, flat ligulate, dehiscent, the upper suture winged; seedsobovate, oblique, compressed.

Citation in scholarly articles. Seeds exhibit orthodox storage behaviour; they should be stored at low temperatures.