Millettia pinnata
[Seashore Mempari, Indian Beech Tree, Pongam Tree, Panigrahi]

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Young plant:

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Elongated, obclavate or clavate shaped galls can often be seen on the leaves of this plant.

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Plant galls on this tree are relatively well studied since the seeds from this tree is thought to be a potential source of biofuel, especially in India. Galls formation on the tree may impact on the yield of the seeds.

Reference:

[1] Devaraj R, Sundararaj R. Parasitoids of Asphondylia pongamiae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), the flower gall inducer of Pongamia pinnata and their roles in biological control. J Trop Forest Sci 2014;26(2):173-177.

[2] Nasareen PNM, Ramani N. Seasonal variation in the population density of the gall mite, Aceria pongamiae Keifer 1966 (Acari: Eriophyidae) within the leaf galls of Pongamia pinnata (L.). J Entomol Zoology Stud 2014;2(3);126-130.

[3] Govindarajalu E, Lourdusamy TA. Morphological and anatomical studies of the floral gall of Pongamia glabra Vent. Fabaceae (= Papilionaceae). Prec Ind Acad Sei (Plant Sci) 1980;89(5):331-345.