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Plant Species of the genus Adenanthera

Information about this genus
Name: Adenanthera
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: They are suited only to the tropics and warmer subtropics, thriving in a wide range of soils but preferring good drainage. Watering and fertilizing results in fast growth but weak stems that may require staking. Propagate from seed, which should be rubbed on sandpaper and soaked in water for 24 hours before sowing. Cuttings of half-hardened wood can also be used.
Description: Belonging to the mimosa subfamily of legumes, this mainly tropical Asian genus is made up of 12 or so species of small to medium-sized trees. The bipinnate leaves consist of many oval leaflets, and small flowers are borne on dense elongated spikes. The flowers are followed by seed pods that split open when ripe to reveal conspicuous glossy seeds that remain attached to the twisted pod halves. They are fast growing but may be rather short lived.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Adenanthera pavonina 11-12

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