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  Dalbergia candenatensis
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Dalbergia candenatensis (Dennst.) Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 7: 49. 1901; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 382(269). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 143. 1984; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 134. 1992; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 212. 2009. Cassia candenatensis Dennst., Schluss. Hort. Malab. 12. 1818. Drepanocarpus monospermus (Dalz.) Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal. 45: 281. 1877. Dalbergia monosperma Dalz. in Hook.'s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 2: 36. 1850; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 237. 1876.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kulayeetti
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Pond Dalbergia
  Description: Scandent shrubs climbing by means of divaricate lateral twigs often hooked at the ends. Leaflets 5-7, 2-4.5 x 1-1.5 cm, elliptic to obovate, base acute, apex rounded or emarginate, sparsely adpressed hairy beneath; petiolules c. 2 mm long; rachis 2-5 cm long. Inflorescence a simple or branched raceme, 1.8-3.7 cm long, axillary and on lateral abbreviated branchlets. Flowers 5-8 mm long, white. Calyx c. 4 mm long; lobes rounded or obtuse. Petals with claws longer than the calyx; standard ovate, slightly auricled. Ovary linear, stipitate 1-2-ovuled. Pods 2-3 x 1-1.5 cm, falcate-lunate, flat, acute, thick, 1-seeded. Seeds reniform, compressed.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-June
  District(s): Alappuzha, Kollam, Ernakulam
  Habitat: Mangrove swamps
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia, China, and Australia
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Asram compound, Ashtamudi lake, near Quilon, Kumbolichira, Mangadichira
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