Mucuna gigantea (Willd.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Dolichos giganteus Willd.
  • Synonym(s) : Carpopogon giganteus (Willd.) Roxb. ex Lindl.; Dolichos giganteus Willd.; Negretia gigantea (Willd.) Oken; Stizolobium giganteum (Willd.) Moon
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Mucuna gigantea (Willd.) DC.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Enuga dulagondi (Telugu)
    • Kakavalli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Tropical semi-evergreen forests and sacred groves in plains
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Odisha : Kendrapara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman and Nicobar Island
  • Native : India, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Comoros, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Fiji, Gilbert Is., Hainan, India, Kazan-retto, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Marianas, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, N
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia, Australia to the Pacific Islands
  • 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 and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
    • 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=Mucuna gigantea. Downloaded on 20 June 2024.

Botanical Description

Herbarium Specimen(s)

India Distribution

World Distribution

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