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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Millettia pinnata (L.) Panigrahi
Karum tree, Poonga-oil tree

Millettia pinnata
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Family: Fabaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Native to Old World; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Synonyms: Pongamia pinnata.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. This is just beginning to naturalize in the Florida Keys.

Other data on Millettia pinnata available from :


Millettia pinnata has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Reported




Millettia pinnata has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Millettia pinnata
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Millettia pinnata
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Millettia pinnata
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Millettia pinnata
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr