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A tree much loved by small children who cannot resist their hard, bright red seeds. It is found on some shores. It is also planted in some of our parks, but is not considered suitable for roadsides as the tree is susceptible to damage in strong winds and becomes untidy with age, dropping large amounts of leaf litter .
A tall tree (up to 20m) with pretty leaves. Pavo means peacock, and the compound leaves are quite lovely. The leaves (10-40cm long) have 2-6 pairs of side stalks, each with 9-15 pairs of leaflets. The tree sheds its leaves seasonally, turning yellow before dropping off. According to Corners, in Singapore they shed their leaves every 6-8 months, with the leafless period being very short.
Common name: Bengali (rakta kambal); Burmese (mai-chek); Creole (legliz,reglisse); English (jumbie bead,false sandalwood,crab s eyes,coral wood,circassian seed,circassian bean,red wood,red sandalwood,red bead tree,bead tree); Filipino (malatinglin); French (bois de condori,église,reglisse); German (condoribaum,indischer korallenbaum); Hindi (saga,raktakambal,manjadi,anikundumani,lopa); Indonesian (kitoke laut,saga telik,segawe sabrang); Javanese (segawe sabrang); Khmer (chan’trèi); Lao (Sino-Tibetan) (lam); Malay (saga tumpul,saga,saga daun tumpul); Samoan (lopa); Sanskrit (kunchandana); Spanish (coralitos peonía,arbol de coral,coral,peronías,jumbie bread,peronía,caralillo,carolina,caralín); Thai (ma hok daeng,ma klam ta chang,ma clam ton,ma clam ta cheng,ma klam ton); Tongan (lopa)
Color: Faintly scented like orange blossoms. The petals are cream-yellow turning dull orange.
Height: 25-30 m. (80-100 ft)
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
Trees planted 1 x 2 metres apart for windbreaks and at 2 x 2 metres in plantations can be thinned in 3 - 5 years to provide fuel wood and construction materials. For shade trees, spacing varies from 5 to 10 metres, depending on the companion crop and site. Plants can flower and produce fruit all year round. Trees resprout easily, allowing for coppice management with good survival. The tree is susceptible to breakage in high winds, with most of the damage occurring in the crown. The seeds are fairly uniform and were traditionally used as weights by apothecaries and goldsmiths - each seed weighing nearly 4grains (0.25g). This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby.
Sunlight: Prefers a sunny position, tolerating light shade.
Soil: Soil drainage: free, Soil reaction: acid, neutral
Soil texture:light, medium Special soil tolerances: infertile, shallow.
Temprature: It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 22 - 28°c, but can tolerate 12 - 36°c.
A Saga tree with Heritage Tree status is found at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, near Lady on a Hammock sculpture. It has a girth of 4.8 m and height of 24 m.