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Pterocarpus indicus

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The Burmese rosewood (Pterocarpus indicus) belongs to Fabaceae (the Pea family). It is a tall evergreen tree that is distributed from Southeast Asia to India, with its northern limit on Ishigaki Island in Japan. It grows quickly, reaching a height of 20 to 25 m. It has odd pinnate compound leaves with 5 to 9 ovate to oblong leaflets. The yellow papillionaceous flowers with a fragrance appear in racemes from March to May. It is used as Burma padauk wood for furniture and crafts. It is the national tree of the Philippines. It is also called "Indo-karin" or "Yaeyama-shitan" in Japan. In Taiwanese Chinese, it is called "ˆó“xŽ‡’h". 
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Shu Suehiro
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