Cladrastis-like tree, Manipur

 
 
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Cladrastis-like tree, Manipur : 2 posts by 2 authors.
Whilst in Manipur last November I came across a deciduous Leguminous tree on a north facing slope in forest at c.1900m asl. To my eye it looked very close to a Cladrastis sp, with the typical characteristic of having the alternate pointed buds completely enclosed by the swollen bases of the petioles. The inflorescences were terminal and short seed pods were in evidence. It made a tree to perhaps 7m tall with a rounded crown.
According to literature there are no Cladrastis in India. Does anyone have any ideas about other deciduous Leguminosae with the same enclosed buds?
I'm afraid I took no photos.
I have recently found some photos on my hard drive of this same taxon I mentioned last August. Can anyone shed light on what this may be? The buds fully enclosed by the petiole are exactly like those of a Cladrastis even down to the covering of fine hair. The alternate buds and bud enclosing petiole distinguish Cladrastis from the closely related Sophora and Maackia.
To repeat my last post, this was a deciduous Leguminous tree on a north facing slope in forest at c.1900m asl, Eastern Manipur. The inflorescences were terminal and short seed pods were in evidence. It made a tree to perhaps 7m tall with a rounded crown.
 
 
 
 
 
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