Botanical name: Xylia xylocarpa Family: Mimosaceae (Touch-me-not family)
Synonyms: Mimosa xylocarpa, Xylia dolabriformis
Burma Ironwood is a large deciduous tree to over 18 m high by 60 cm trunk diameter, native of eastern India, Burma and Thailand. Leaves are double-compound, carried on stalks 3-6 cm long. Leaflets are 2-4 pairs - lowest leaflets are 3-4 cm long, with a pointed tip. End leaflet is 7-15 cm long. Stalkless tiny white flowers arise in round heads 2 cm in diameter, carried in slender 7 cm long stalks. Pod is 10-16 cm long, 6 cm wide, woody, rusty velvety, shaped like a boomerang, splitting into two twisted segments. Flowering: March-April.
Identification credit: Shekhar Marathe
The flower labeled Burma Ironwood is ...