Humboldtia vahliana Wight

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Humboldtia vahliana Wight
  • Vernacular name : Aattuvanchi, Karappongu, Korathi, Kurappunna (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Along river banks in semi-evergreen and Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : In low elevation riverine forests from 100-700 m.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-April
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Navendu Page (2017). Endemic woody plants of the Western Ghats.
  • 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=Humboldtia vahliana. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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