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  Spatholobus purpureus
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Spatholobus purpureus Benth. ex Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 194. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 359(253). 1918; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 155. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 173. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 252. 1992; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 154. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 102. 1997; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 308. 2009. Butea purpurea (Benth. ex Baker) Blatt., J. Indian Bot. Soc. 8: 137. 1929; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 139. 1984; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 192. 2002; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 91. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 159. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vallichamatha
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Large climbers; stems puberulus. Leaflets ovate-oblong, abruptly acuminate, rounded at base, glabrous, lateral nerves 6 pairs, regular; petiole 7 cm long. Panicles 18 x 10 cm, terminal, rusty puberulus; pedicels 4 mm long, slender. Flowers many, light pink. Calyx 2.5 mm long, lobes obtuse. Standard petal 8 x 5 mm, obovate; wings 6 mm long, slightly pubescent; keel glabrous. Pods 10 x 2.5 cm, oblong, narrowed at both ends, compressed and thin.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Palakkad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-700
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Choodal, Chenthamara, Koruthode, Moozhiar, on way to Kannoth, Mukkali forests, Aryankavu, Kottur, Bonaccord, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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