Asia1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10:   Bangladesh(N)3, 6, India(N)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, Myanmar(N)2, 3, Nepal(N)3, 10, Thailand(N)2
India:   Assam1, Dadra-Nagar-Haveli7, Goa9, Gujarat5, Karnataka9, Kerala9, Madhaya Pradesh9, Maharashtra8, Tamil Nadu3, West Bengal9 
(from ILDIS)

Images by D S Rawat


This genus is not represented in eFI.

Pics of the species D. glandulosa (Dalzell) Prain are not available in Google search except one in my publication.

Dunbaria glandulosa  (Dalz.) Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 66: 433. 1897.

Large vines, up to 5m long, copiously branched. Stem with glandular and simple hairs. Leaves estipulate, estipellate, petiole up to 14cm, petiolule 3-5mm; leaves pinnately trifoliate, lateral leaflets obliquely rounded, 5-nereved at base of which 2 outermost very close to margins, mid nerve closer to upper margin, hairy, terminal leaflet rhombic with rounded lateral angles, equilateral, 5-nerved. Racemes axillary, few (up to 16) flowered, exceeding leaf, peduncle with scattered bulbous based long hairs, flowers solitary or paired at nodes. Flowers ebracteate, pedicel up to 1.5 cm, with few bulbous based hairs. Calyx tube campanulate, densely covered with bulbous based hairs, 5-lobed, lowermost longest, acuminate. Corolla 3 times or more long than calyx, standard largest, 2.2×3.0cm, orbicular, auricled and clawed; wing 2.2×1.0cm, auricled and clawed, elliptic to obovate; keel 2.0×1.3cm, half rounded, beaked. Stamen (9)+1, vexillary free, unequal. Ovary base covered with yellowish nectar ring, ovary sessile, orange, densely covered with long bulbous based golden hairs, style long, slender, incurved, upper half glabrous, stigma glabrous. Fruit 5-6.5×0.7-0.9cm, linear-oblong, acuminate, blackish-brown, with indistinctly depressed lines between seeds, densely covered with bulbous based long hairs, 6-8 seeded. Seeds brown, mottled with black, rounded, compressed, hilum black, ¼ of circumference.

Flowering and Fruiting: September-November.

This species is known from W. Ghats, Central India, Assam, West Bengal and Uttarakhand. for type of the species.

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