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  Pterolobium hexapetalum
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Pterolobium hexapetalum (Roth) Sant. & Wagh, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 5: 108. 1964; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 183. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 34. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 115. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 108. 2002. Reichardia hexapetala Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 210. 1821. Pterolobium indicum A. Rich., Fl. Abyss. 1: 247.1847; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:259.1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 395(280). 1919. Pterolobium lacerans Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 283. 1834.
  Malayalam Name(s): Endam
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  Description: Stragglers; prickles 2 mm, recurved, branchlets puberulus. Leaves to 15 cm, pinnae 4-7 pairs; leaflets 6-10 pairs, 1.2 x 0.7 cm, oblong, obovate, apex rounded, base oblique, pubescent, pinnae rachis ends in a bristle; petiole to 3 cm. Racemes axillary or terminal, to 15 cm; peduncles to 5 cm; flowers white; pedicel 1-1.5 cm; bracts subulate; sepals 4 and 6 mm, hooded; petals 6 x 2 mm, obovate, clawed, subequal; stamens 10, filaments 5-6 mm, basally villous; ovary sessile. Pod 4.5 x 1.5 cm, samaroid, flat, apically winged, reddish when young; seed 1, 10 x 5 mm.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-August
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  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: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Alampetty, Thayanankkudy, Keerapady, Thekkady, Walayar
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