Images by Dinesh Valke, Prashant Awale, Anurag Sharma, Muthu Karthick and Tsp Kumar (ID Anurag Sharma) , Inserted by Gurcharan Singh (Please click links to see details and more images).

Common name: Wavy Trumpet Flower • Kannada: beludura, belundare, chithodi, good murki • Tamil: Pumpadiri, Perudi, Vattalappu • Telugu: iruvoddi, oddi, vadi, vankaniroddi ;
¿ dol-ee-KAN-dron ? — Greek: dolichos (long), andros (man); refers to relatively long anthers in flowers of this genusTRIN
at-ro-VY-renz — very greenDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: wavy trumpet flower • yet to compile other names
Native of: peninsular India  

Bignoniaceae Week :: Dolichandrone atrovirens at Karnataka :: PKA6:
Small tree from the deciduous forest near Suttagatti, Karnataka.
Bot. name: Dolichandrone atrovirens
Family: Bignoniaceae
Could not capture the flowers in full bloom. The capsule / pod is different than that of D. falcata.
Thanks to  … for the ID.

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5th October 2014

Yes, it is Dolichandrone atrovirens (Roth) K.Schum. I also observed this from the neighboring districts of Bangalore.

Dolichandrone tree for ID :: MK MAR-001 2016 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Please help to identify this deciduous tree. I hope its a member of Bignoniacea, I have not seen its flowering.
Fruit: up to 50 cm long
Location: Thirupati RF, AP
Elevation: 300 m asl
Date: 22 Feb 2016

Dolichandrone species so far in efi 

This looks very much like Dolichandrone atrovirens.

it is Dolichandrone atrovirens (Roth) K.Schum.


It is my pleasure to present few images of Stereospermum chelonoides (Bignoniaceae

Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=920&cat=1

Ref: http://www.flowersofindia.Fragrant%20Padri%20Tree.html 

Habit: Tree 

Habitat: Wild, Dry deciduous forest. 

Sighting: Tumkur, Karnataka, about 800 msl 

Date: 13-06-2015, 02-06-2016 and 07-06-2016

Spathaceous calyx point to Dolichandrone sp. The photo of flowers at the JCB link is of Dolichandrone sp. as well.

Kindly recheck the link … This one is certainly Stereospermum chelonoides, locally known as ‘Uded’….widely used in afforestation of degraded forests. Providing the link again for your reference.
Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=920&cat=1

I am certain it is Dolichandrone sp. for the spathaceous calyx seen in your photos (2), (4) and (93). Stereospermum suaveolens does not have such a calyx as seen in the FOI photos that you have provided the link for. If you compare the calyx there and in your photos, the difference will be quite apparent.
Dolichandrone sp. is very much a wild one in our area, Tumkur included (Dolichandrone atrovirens being the commonest one). There is an error in the photos on Herbarium JCB in this case. The image in the Stereospermum suaveolens page showing flowers belongs to Dolichandrone sp.
If you compare the other characters they dont match Stereospermum as well, such as the flowers being in large panicles whereas your photos show a much shorter inflorescence.

Well. Such a confusion…..Error in the files of Herbarium JCB and Forest Dept….!!  Thanks for the eye-opener…! All these years this one was said to be Stereospermum chelonoides…!?

Large amounts data will have small errors here and there sir. No harm done at all. Taxonomic characters always help clear confusions!

… Should I take this as Dolichandrone atrovirens in our files…? Kindly throw some light.

To me it is Dolichandrone atrovirens (Roth) K.Schum. sir. But please wait for further validation.

…, I think the link that you have provided resolves all.

Stereospermum flowers are smaller too


in dry deciduous forests of Satyamangalam: 10 Jan 2010; Bignoniaceae tree for id 130110MK3 – efloraofindia | Google Groups


Bignoniaceae Week :: DV :: 28 MAY 11 :: Dolichandrone atrovirens at Sutagatti:
Dolichandrone atrovirens (B. Heyne ex Roth) Sprague
¿ dol-ee-KAN-dron ? — Greek: dolichos (long), andros (man); refers to relatively long anthers in flowers of this genusTRIN
at-ro-VY-renz — very greenDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: wavy trumpet flower • yet to compile other names
Native of: peninsular India
References: Flowers of IndiaNPGS / GRINFurther Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant
at Sutagatti, Karnataka on 28 MAY 11 

Dolichandrone atrovirens seedlings : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
The seedlings are taken today.
Collected the seeds from Vellore district this summer.
As people want the leaves also to be seen attaching it.


MS/2023/136 – ID of the plant: 2 images.
Please ID the tree species photographed in a forest area in Tamil Nadu. Photographs attached.


I guess it is close to Dolichandrone atrovirens (Roth) K.Schum.!



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