Moullava spicata (Dalzell) Nicolson

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Synonym(s) : Caesalpinia spicata Dalzell; Wagatea spicata (Dalzell) Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Moullava spicata (Dalzell) Nicolson
  • Common name : Orange brasiletto climber, Candy Corn Plant
  • Vernacular name : Wagathi, Gajjiga balli (Kannada); Poomullu valli, Kakka-kalingavalli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, in open areas
  • Comments / notes : Common
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Collection Nos : KFP 10645, KFP 10926
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Kollam district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Moullava spicata. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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