Acrocarpus fraxinifolius

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Acrocarpus fraxinifolius
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Genus: Acrocarpus
Species: A. fraxinifolius
Binomial name
Acrocarpus fraxinifolius

Acrocarpus fraxinifolius, the pink cedar, is a large deciduous emergent tree native to Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India,[1] Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand [2] in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae.[3] Its also known as Balangi or Kurungatti[4] in India.


This has been identified as one of the food plant for the endangered lion tailed macaque during the period of fruit scarcity.[5]

They are used as shade trees in the coffee plantations in India. It is also a best-suited tree for plantations in badly degraded areas which are not protected from cattle grazing.[6] As per the bureau of Indian standards, the timber is recommended for making furniture and cabinets.[7] and tea boxes [8]

The compound leaves: bipinnate; paripinnate




  1. ^ Troup, Robert Scott (1921). The Silviculture of Indian Trees, Vol. 2: Leguminosae (Caesalpinieae) to Verbenaceae (Classic Reprint). London: Oxford University Press. pp. 15–17. ISBN 9781334002663 – via 
  2. ^ p. 2.
  3. ^ "A tree species reference and selection guide". Retrieved 23 Oct 2012. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Tejwani, K G. Agroforestery In India. Concept Publishing Company. p. 64. 
  5. ^ Meghna, Krishnadas; Kumar, Ajith; K, Chandrasekhara (2011). "The response of the frugivorous lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) to a period of fruit scarcity". American Journal of Primatology. 73 (12): 4. doi:10.1002/ajp.20997. PMID 21898517. 
  6. ^ J, Proctor (1986). "NOTES ON EVERGREEN RAINFORESTS OF KARNATAKA STATE, SOUTH-WEST INDIA". The Commonwealth Forestry Review. 65: 232. JSTOR 42608089. 
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