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  Spatholobus parviflorus
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Spatholobus parviflorus (Roxb. ex DC.) O. Ktze., Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 205. 1891; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 202. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 172. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 251. 1992; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 154. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 102. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 219. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 102. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 308. 2009. Butea parviflora Roxb. ex DC., Prodr. 2: 415. 1825; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 90. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 139. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 70. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 136. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 105. 1995; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 192. 2002; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 90. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 159. 2005. Spatholobus roxburghii Benth. in Miq., Pl. Jungh. 238. 1852; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 193. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 358(253). 1918; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 10,17.1996.
  Malayalam Name(s): Adambuvalli, Athambuvalli, Chamatha, Valliplash
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large climbers; branches puberulus. Leaflets ovate, obtusely acute at apex, rounded at base, densely hairy below; lateral nerves 8 pairs; nervules parallel; petiole 3-6 cm long. Panicles 20 x 15 cm, axillary, densely hispid. Flowers 9 mm long, 8 mm across. Calyx 4 mm long, densely villous inside. Standard petal 8 x 6 mm, labrous, pale-pink; wings 6 mm long, long-clawed; keel 9 mm long, obovoid. Pods 14 x 4.5 cm, stalked; stalk ca 3 cm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Malappuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in sacred groves
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-700
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Koruthode, Padippara, Panthenthode border, Mannarappara, Malampuzha, Mukkali forests, Karivara-Pathenthode forest, Kanjirakadavu, Saivila, Kulathupuzha, Kompa-Neyyar, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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