ABOVE: Silvered Langur feeding on the flowers and flower buds of Pongam (Millettia pinnata or Pongamia pinnata).

Pongam   is a common coastal tree in Borneo growing at high tide line along sandy shores.  Pongam is in the bean family Leguminosae and  the beans  are distributed by sea currents from southern Japan south to Australia and east to India. The leaves and roots have anti-bacterial properties and  are used by locals for many medicinal purposes.

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Millettia (Pongamia) pinnata illustration by Redoute (1803)

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