Adenanthera pavonina (PROSEA)

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Adenanthera pavonina L.


Adenanthera gersenii Scheffer.

Vernacular names

  • Coralwood (En)
  • Indonesia: kitoke laut (Sundanese), saga telik, segawe sabrang (Javanese)
  • Malaysia: saga tumpul (Peninsular)
  • Philippines: malatanglin (Filipino). Burma (Myanmar): mai-chek
  • Cambodia: chan' trèi
  • Laos: lam2
  • Thailand: ma klam ta chang, ma klam ton (general), ma hok daeng (northern).


Sri Lanka, southern Burma (Myanmar), Indo-China, southern China, Thailand, throughout Malesia (except for the Philippines) and the Solomon Islands; widely cultivated and occasionally naturalized within this region, but also commonly planted in India and Africa.

J.P. Rojo