Gliricidia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the sub family Faboideae. It is a small, deciduous, ornamental tree. The tree is leafless when in flower and bears fruits during April and May in India and countries with same climate. The small flowers (barely 2 cm long) are pale pink and they are borne in dense clusters on bare twigs. Flowers fade to white or a faint purple with age. The flowers attract a lot of bees and some lycaenid butterflies—particularly the Peablue Lampides boeticus and other native birds.
- Lavin M, Wojciechowski MF, Gasson P, Hughes C, Wheeler E. (2003). "Phylogeny of Robinioid Legumes (Fabaceae) Revisited: Coursetia and Gliricidia Recircumscribed, and a Biogeographical Appraisal of the Caribbean Endemics." (PDF). Systematic Botany 28 (2): 387–409.
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (2003): Germplasm Resources Information Network – Gliricidia. Version of 1999-MAR-05. Retrieved 2010-AUG-06.
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