Wood Specimen's Information:  

 

  Museum Floor  &  Size of Specimens :

First floor, Timber Cylindrical Log

  Specimen's Access Number :

CBRw027

  Binomial Name of Specimen :

Pterocarpus marsupium

  Specimen's Collector Name :

R.O,

  Specimen's Collection Area :

Kasorgod, Kerala  and  Balapalle

 

Specimen's Collection Date

:

 

  Specimen's Collection Country :

India

  Specimen's Collection Continent :

Asia

  Number of Specimen Available :

2

  Whether it is available for mutual exchange :

Yes

Scientific Classification of Wood Specimen:  

 

  Kingdom :

Plantae

  Division :

Magnoliophyta

 

Class

:

Magnoliopsida

  Order :

Fabales

  Family :

Fabaceae

  Genus :

Pterocarpus

  Subgenus :

 

  Species :

Pterocarpus marsupium

 

Author of Species

:

Roxburgh

  Common/Trade Name :

Kino tree

  Vernacular Name :

Hindi: Bija

Kannada: Bengal

Marathi: Bibla

Tamil: Vengai

Telugu: Yerra Yegisa, Pedda Yegi
  Distribution of Species :

Itís native to India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, where it occurs in parts of the Western Ghats in the Karnataka-Kerala region

 

Uses

:

The heart wood is used as an astringent and in the treatment of inflammation and diabetes.

  Normal Picture of Specimens :

 

  Anatomical Picture of Specimens :

 

 

 

 

 

References :

 

 
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pterocarpus_marsupium

  2. http://forest.ap.nic.in/Forest%20Flora%20of%20Andhra%20Pradesh/files/ff0523.htm

  3. International Legume Database & Information Service: Pterocarpus marsupium

  4. World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1998). Pterocarpus marsupium. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Listed as Vulnerable (VU A1cd v2.3)