from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of leguminous trees, of the tribe Eumimoseæ.


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  • This separation is complicated by the fact that many taxa such as Xylia, Pterocarpus, Lagerstroemia, and Irvingia have a wide range of ecological tolerance and are found in deciduous dipterocarp woodlands and mixed deciduous and semi-evergreen forest communities.

    Northern Khorat Plateau moist deciduous forests

  • It is transitional between the drought-deciduous forests of Central Thailand at 12 degrees N latitude, where climax species include teak Tectona grandis and Xylia dolabriformis, and seasonal evergreen rain forests that occur south of about 6 degrees N.

    Tenasserim-South Thailand semi-evergreen rain forests

  • The remaining forest consists of scattered fragments of Xylia xylocarpa, Pterocarpus marsupium, Anogeissus latifolia, Grewia tiliaefolia, Terminalia tomentosa, and Terminalia bellirica.

    Orissa semi-evergreen forests

  • The forests to the south are made up of Xylia keri, Salmalia malabrica, S. insigni, Dalbergia kurzii, Lannea grandis, Teminalia balerica, T. chebula, Eugenia spp.,

    Irrawaddy freshwater swamp forests

  • Some of the more abundant trees are Afzelia quanzensis, Scorodophloeus fischeri, Dialium holtzii, Hymenaea verrucosa, Millettia struhlmanni, Berlinia orientalis, Cynometra spp., and Xylia africana.

    Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic

  • The most common canopy species are Lagerstroemia angustifolia, Afzelia xylocarpa, Xylia xylocarpa, Peltophorum dasyrrachis, and Pterocarpus macrocarpus.

    Northern Khorat Plateau moist deciduous forests

  • Teak contributed 27.2 percent of all tree individuals, Xylia xylocarpa 11.4 percent, and Pterocarpus macrocarpus 10.0 percent.

    Northern Thailand-Laos moist deciduous forests

  • The community often is moderately rich in other small trees, particularly legumes such as Pterocarpus macrocarpus, Sindora siamensis, and Xylia xylocarpa.

    Central Indochina dry forests

  • Commercially important tree species include teak Tectona grandis, Terminatia nudiflora, Xylia kerii, L. calyculata, A. xylocarpa, D. alatus, H. odorata, Anisoptera cochinchinensis.

    Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand

  • Mixed deciduous forest is the most predominant formation, probably dominated by Lagerstroemia calyculata associations, although pure stands of Xylia xylocarpa are found.

    Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand


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