Adenanthera pavonina

Adenanthera pavonina L.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Naturalised. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Tree.

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Pearl’s Hill City Park; 2010.

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Pearl’s Hill City Park; 2011.

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Pearl’s Hill City Park; 2011.

Other information:

Common Name: Saga Tree

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

2 Comments »

  1. The fruits images of Adenanthera pavonina is not correct. The fruit images should belongs to Abrus precatorius (Papilionaceae), known as saga tree. Thank you for a very informative website

  2. kwekings said

    Hi Abdul Rahman, thanks for the comment. But I beg to differ: Abrus precatorius fruit pod does not twist like that shown in the picture when dehiscent. Also, the Abrus precatorius seeds have a small black part at the base.

    Incidentally, as far as I know, saga is the common name for Adenanthera pavonina used here in Singapore.

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