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  Moullava spicata
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Moullava spicata (Dalz.) Nicolson in Manilal, Bot. Hist. Hort. Malab. 181. 1981; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 164. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 167. 1988; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 146. 1985; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 183. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 33. 1992; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 237. 1997. Caesalpinia spicata Dalz., Hook.'s J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 3: 90. 1851; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 162. 1996; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 321. 2009. Wagatea spicata (Dalz.) Wight, Ic. t. 1995. 1853; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 261. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 397(281). 1919; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 98. 1982; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 224. 1990.
  Malayalam Name(s): Poomullu valli, Kakka-kalingavalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Candy Corn Plant
  Description: Scandent shrubs with sharp scattered prickles. Leaves alternate, 30 cm long, pinnae 4 or 5 pairs; leaflets 5 or 6 pairs, to 4 x 2.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, obtuse or acute, base rounded or cordate, glabrous above, pale beneath. Racemes panicled, to 50 cm long; flowers subsessile. Calyx scarlet, lobes oblong, obtuse, densely puberulous. Petals ovate-spathulate, reticulately veined, orange-yellow, ca. 1 cm long. Alternate stamens long and short, filaments pilose at base. Ovary pubescent; ovules 4-6; stigma shortly 2-lobed. Pods linear-oblong, subtorulose, to 5 x 1.5 cm; seeds 3 or 4.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-January
  District(s): Kasaragode, Kollam, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, in open areas
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Vellanimala, Vazhachal, Vazhani, Sappal hill-Dhoni R. F., Taliparamba, Chengalayi, Vaniampuzha
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