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Campus Trees

Gliricidia sepium


Family:  Fabaceae

Common Names:  Seema konna, Spotted Gliricidia

Flowering Period: March – May


  • It is a small to medium-sized, thornless tree which usually attains a height of 10-12 m. Branching is frequently from the base with basal diameters reaching 50-70 cm.
  • The bark is smooth but can vary in colour from whitish grey to deep red brown. The stem and branches are commonly flecked with small white lenticels.
  • Inflorescences appear as clustered racemes on distal parts on new and old wood, 5-15 cm long, flowers borne singly with 20-40 per raceme.
  • Flowers bright pink to lilac, tinged with white, usually with a diffuse pale-yellow spot at the base of the standard petal, calyx glabrous, green, often tinged red.


  • Edible Plant Parts (Edible Flowers)
  • Wood can be used for firewood and production of charcoal