Pericopsis mooniana

Common name in Sri Lanka is Nadun tree

PES Database

Common Name(s)  Nadun
Botanical Name  Pericopsis mooniana
Origin of species  Native
Family  Fabaceae
AF notation / physiognomy  T8
Plant reference # on ER Plant DATABASE 121
Photosynthetic Biomass
–                Weight per leaf –                5.5 g
–                Leaf cycle –                 Annual
–                Length –                10-16 cm
–                Width –                3-4 cm
–                Texture
Conservation Status  Vulnerable
Growth Rate  Moderate
Crown type  Broad crown
Propagation method  Seed
Root type  Tap deep
Preferred Soils  Sandy to loam soils
Impact on Soil  Soil quality enhance
Salinity tolerance  No
Human uses
Economic Importance  Timber
Distribution  Low country wet zone
Light preferences  Full sun
Flowering time  March -April
Flower Color  Pink
Fruit type  Dehiscent dry fruit