|Burma padauk (Pterocarpus macrocarpus)|
Pterocarpus macrocarpus, the Burma padauk, is a species of Pterocarpus native to the seasonal tropical forests of southeastern Asia in northeastern India, Burma, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. In Vietnamese, this species is called giáng- or dáng-hương (sometimes with the suffix quả to: large capsule).
Pterocarpus macrocarpus is a medium-sized tree growing to 10–30 m (rarely to 39 m) tall, with a trunk up to 1.7 m diameter; it is deciduous in the dry season. The bark is flaky, grey-brown; if cut, it secretes a red gum. The leaves are 200–350 mm long, pinnate, with 9–11 leaflets. The flowers are yellow, produced in racemes 50–90 mm long. The fruit is a pod surrounded by a round wing 45–70 mm diameter, containing two or three seeds.
The wood is durable and resistant to termites; it is important, used for furniture, construction timber, cart wheels, tool handles, and posts; though not a true rosewood it is sometimes traded as such.
- "Pterocarpus macrocarpus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
- International Legume Database & Information Service: Pterocarpus macrocarpus
- Danida Seed Leaflet: Pterocarpus macrocarpus (pdf file)
- International Institute of Tropical Forestry: Pterocarpus macrocarpus (pdf file)
- Australia, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Parks. "Floral Emblems of the world - Australian Plant Information". www.anbg.gov.au. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
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