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Lonchocarpus rugosus Benth.; kana sim

Tree; leaves pinnately compound; leaves alternate, once-pinnately compound, odd-pinnate; leaflets oblong-elliptic, base rounded, margin entire, apex acute, with a minute point (apiculate), with distinctly impressed veins, pubescent or glabrous; flowers dull red; legume fruit flat, few-seeded, tapered at both ends.

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Listed as an important source of pollen and/or nectar for bees (Souza Novello 1981).