Entada pusaetha DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Entada pusaetha
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Entada rheedii Spreng.
  • Common name : Calling Card Vine
  • Vernacular name : Hallekaayi-balli, Palle-kaayi (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 1101, KFP 6270
  • Key identification features : A large, prolific, unarmed, woody climber. Leaves are pinnately compound, the ultimate pinnae being tendrillar. Flowers are tiny (less than 0.5 cm long) in long narrow spikes with exserted stamens. Pods are broad, flat, woody and long (up to 5 ft) consisting of many discoid, one-seeded joints.
  • Habit : Liana
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Africa
  • Comments : Frequent along river banks in semi-evergreen forests. Seeds are sometimes used as substitute for washing soap.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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