¿ nes-fo-STY-lis ? — anagram of Sphenostylis, from which this genus was segregated
brak-tee-AY-tuh — having bracts (modified leaves directly beneath the flower)
commonly known as: Indian nesphostylis • Marathi : भेंद्री bhendri, रान पावटा raan pavata

¿ Endemic to: Western Ghats (of Maharashtra, India) ? 

 

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Inspired by … post of this sp. i am sharing the photographs of Sphenostylis bracteatus ….
As per Plant list (http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/ild-50269);
Nesphostylis bracteata (Baker) D.Potter & J.J.Doyleis an accepted name”.
Synonym as per Plant List: Dolichos bracteatus Baker,
Dolichos ghaticus Santapau & Panthaki,
Sphenostylis bracteata (Baker) J.B.Gillett
Family: Fabaceae
Plant Habit: Climber
Habitat: Wild
Location: En-route Bhimashankar, Maharashtra.


 

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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week : Climber/Climbing shrubs : Sphenostylis bracteata: Sphenostylis bracteata
Observed this Faboideae climber in Pasarani ghat on way to Mahabaleshwar.
This is a climber with really really really large flower Bigger than Vigna vexillata.
Amazing plant to watch.
Trifoliate leaves Pods linear not constricted in between seeds, flat turgid.

 

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Nesphostylis bracteata (Baker) D.Potter & J.J.Doyle
also known by its synonym Sphenostylis bracteata (Baker) J.B.Gillett¿ nes-fo-STY-lis ? — anagram of Sphenostylis, from which this genus was segregated
brak-tee-AY-tuh — having bracts (modified leaves directly beneath the flower)
Nov 5, 2011 … at Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
commonly known as: Indian nesphostylis • Marathi : भेंद्री bhendri, रान पावटा raan pavata
¿ Endemic to: Western Ghats (of Maharashtra, India) ?
some views: Nov 5, 2011 … at Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra 

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Fabaceae week-:  Sphenostylis bracteatus.,
as seen today at Sinhgad.


Nesphostylis bracteata (Baker) D.Potter & J.J.Doyle
at Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary on November 5, 2011


 

 

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This one is large climber with big flowers (Corolla approx 4 cm).
Family: name: Sphenostylis bracteatus (Syn.: Dolichos bracteatus)
Family: Fabaceae
Location: En route Bhimashankar


 
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