Parkia biglandulosa (Badminton Ball Tree) - Plant
Common name: Parkia biglandulosa
Bloom time: January - March
Height: 0.5 to 3ft
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
African locust tree is a tall handsome tree, native of W. Africa. Large trees are frequently found in old Mahomedan gardens about the city of Hyderabad, Golconda and elsewhere. The farinaceous pulp which surrounds the seeds is edible and so also are the seeds themselves, which taste like garlic. For most part of the year, this tree is very easily confused with Delonix or Jacaranda species.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 22 oC to 38 oC
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Leaves bipinnate with very numerous leaflets; rachis of leaf downy, 1 ft.
- of more long; pinnae 20-30 pair, 60 to 100 pairs leaflets, rigid, 1/4 in.
- Presence of two glands at the base of leaf, lends this species the name, biglandulosa.
- It is an avenue tree in Chennai.
this tree is very easily confused with Delonix or Jacaranda species.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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