Note on the occurrence of Dunbaria punctata (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae), a little-known legume from the Western Ghats, India

Balan A.P. & Predeep S.V.

Published on : 31-Dec-2016



Dunbaria punctata (Wight & Arn.) Benth., a slender leguminous twiner has recently been collected from Kerala after a lapse of over 150 years. In India, the species is mainly distributed in the northeastern states and is known by only two collections from peninsular India made during the mid-19th century. Detailed description, illustration and a key to species of Dunbaria in India are provided to facilitate identification.