Butea superba Roxb.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : 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 : Tropical 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
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Butea superba. Downloaded on 17 June 2024.

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World Distribution

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