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Parkia timoriana  (DC.) Merr.


Botanical Name


Parkia timoriana (DC.) Merr.



Parkia roxburghii G. Don, Parkia biglobosa auct. non (Jacq.) R.Br., Parkia javanica auct.





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A tree up to 50 m tall. Leaves alternate, primary rachis including petiole 18—42 cm long, pinnae 14—31 pairs, secondary rachis 8.7—11.5 cm long, leaflets 52—72 pairs per pinna, somewhat sigmoid, 6—10.5 mm x 1—2 mm, base auriculate on proximal side, apex acute. Peduncles 5—7 per compound inflorescence, 8.5—33 cm long, head somewhat biglobose at anthesis, 5.5—6.7 cm long, apical part 3—4.5 cm in diameter; bisexual flowers, calyx up to 10.5 mm long, corolla up to 11 mm long, the lobes up to 2 mm. Pod strap-shaped, up to 50 cm long (including stipe) and 4—5.5 cm broad, valves woody, rarely twisted, stipe of 6—15.5 cm long. Seeds 12—19 per pod, lying horizontally across the width of the pod.


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Medicinal Use

Leaves and/or bark are externally applied to clean wounds and ulcers and to cure scabies. The ripe seeds, either roasted or boiled and powdered are taken in decoction as a well-known remedy for colic.



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