Pterolobium hexapetalum (Roth) Santapau & Wagh

    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : IMLI FAMILY (ईमली फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Basionym : Reichardia hexapetala Roth
  • Synonym(s) : Pterolobium indicum A.Rich.; Pterolobium lacerans Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pterolobium hexapetalum (Roth) Santapau & Wagh
  • Common name : White brasiletto climber, Camp Siege
  • Vernacular name : Bada bakka (Kannada); Karindu, Pulindu (Tamil); Korintha, Pariki (Telugu); Endam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : In foothills of scrub jungles and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Up to 1200m. Colonizer in cleared land.
  • Key identification features : Strong prickly or curved spines with reddished wing pods. Extensive straggler with long arching branches.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Krishna district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Bhutan, Bangladesh
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988 Flora of Eastern Karnataka Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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. hexapetalum. Downloaded on 12 July 2020.

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