Bauhinia vahlii Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Synonym(s) : Phanera vahlii (Wight & Arn.) Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bauhinia vahlii Wight & Arn.
  • Common name : Maloo Creeper
  • Vernacular name : Jallaur, Malghan, Maljan, Mahul, Jallur (Hindi); Kallumandalai, Adda (Tamil); Adda-aku, Adda, Paruta-akulu tiga, Addateega (Telugu); Siali, Sialpatra, Sehar (Oria)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Common in mixed and Sal forests
  • Comments / notes : The seeds are a part of Tribal food
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Kurnool district, West Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Bhutan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Bauhinia vahlii. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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