Earpod Tree
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Earpod Tree
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Earpod Tree
Botanical name: Enterolobium contortisiliquum    Family: Mimosaceae (Touch-me-not family)
Synonyms: Enterolobium glaucescens, Mimosa contortisiliqua

Earpod tree is a fast growing tree, up to 20 m tall. Tree has brown, rough bark. Bipinnate leaves are 5-16 cm in length, of dark green color. Infloresces are hemispherical puffy balls of 2-2.5 cm diameter, with 10-20 tubulosas flowers, shaped like a ball. Seedpod is dark in color, and contorted into an ear-like shape. Earpod Tree is native to Tropical America.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Imphal, Manipur.

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