Entada rheedei Spreng.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BABOOL FAMILY (बबूल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Entada rheedii Spreng.
  • Common name : Calling Card Vine, Elephant Creeper, Garbee bean, Maekey bean
  • Vernacular name :
    • Gila, Chian (Hindi)
    • Yanaikolinchi, Cillu, Vattavalli, Irikki, Samudrapuliyam (Tamil)
    • Gilatige, Peddamadupu, Tikkatiyyu, Tikkativva (Telugu)
    • Giredi, Osta, Arsi, Asta, Barogilo, Hanuman mara, Gila, Gilo (Oria)
    • Ahakkatlo, Kakkavalli, Kukkumkai, Paranda, Paranda-ka-valli, Perunkakkavalli, Thellikody (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Tropical semi-evergreen forests, along sides of rivers and streams
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1000m in moist deciduous to Tropical semi-evergreen forests.
  • Key identification features : A gigantic woody climber with branched tendrils; flowers very small on axillary spike; pod huge flat up to 2 m long; seeds discoid, hard, 10 cm across.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-September
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Prakasam district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Krishna district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Pune
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Bargarh district, Puri district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Dindigul district, Madurai district, Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Salem district, Tirunelveli district
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman and Nicobar Island
  • Native : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Christmas Isalnd, Comoros, Bhutan, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, L
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Sri Lanka, India, China, Malesia to Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • 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
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District, Karnataka
    • Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri district
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
    • Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
    • Parkinson, C.E. 1923. A Forest Flora of the Andaman Islands, Govt. of India, Shimla
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  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Entada rheedei. Downloaded on 20 June 2024.

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