Butea superba Roxb.

  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Butea superba Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Kesu, Palasa lata, Chihunt (Hindi); Mutthugada balli (Kannada); Tiga moduga, Telga modugu (Telugu); Noi Palas, Palas-noi, Lat palas (Oria); Lata palasa (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional. Leafless between Feb. - May
  • Flower, Fruit : February-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, West Godavari district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Malkangiri district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
  • 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=Butea superba. Downloaded on 12 July 2020.

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