Wednesday, June 27, 2018

malapari -

Malapari or mempari  (Pongamia pinnata) is a kind of beach-dwelling tree, member of the tribe of Fabaceae (Leguminosae). This tree is also known by local names such as nuts (Mly.); mabai (Bk.); ki pahang, ki pahang laut (Sd.); bangkong, bangkong, ladybug (Jw.); kranji (Md.); butis, sikam (Tim.); blessing (Alor); asawali, sawali, awakal, wawakal (Amb.); liada (CERAM); hate hira (Ternate); maho (galela); marauwen (Minh.)

Named as Indian beech in English, the tree is spread from India to the west, China and Japan to the north, Malesia region, to Australia and the Pacific. In Indian languages: poongam, pungai, karanj, honge, and others.