Humboldtia vahliana Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 4: t. 1607 (1850) (syn: Batschia vahliana (Wight) Kuntze);
S. India as per POWO;
Common name: Malabar Humboldtia • Kannada: ಕೊರಟೆ Korate, ನೀರ್ವಾಂಚೆ Neervaanche • Malayalam: Kurappunna, Karappongu, Aattuvanchi, Kurappunna, Korathi • Sanskrit: Jelavedesa • Tamil: Attavanji, நிர்வஂசீ Nirvanchi

Trees, to 18 m high, bark 5-6 mm thick, dark brown mottled with white; blaze pink; internodes of the branchlets solid, terete, glabrous; branchlets sometimes zig-zag. Leaves paripinnate, alternate; stipules 1.5-3 x 2.2 cm, lateral, persistent, ovate-cordate, parallel veined, glandular, glabrous, appendages reniform, divergently veined, glandular, glabrous; rachis 10-16.5 cm, stout, obscurely winged, pulvinate, tomentose or not; leaflets 4-8, opposite, estipellate; petiolule 7-10 mm long, stout, pubescent or not; lamina 10-25 x 3-6.4 cm, oblong-lanceolate, base obtuse, apex acuminate, coriaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves 8-14 pairs, pinnate, arched, prominent; intercostae reticulate, prominent, shallow depressed glands beneath. Flowers bisexual, white, 27-30 mm long, in many flowered, axillary brown velvety racemes; pedicel 5-6 mm long; bracts lanceolate, acute, villous on both surfaces, persistent; bracteoles 2, connate by base, obovate, rounded at apex, fugacious; calyx tube 8-10 mm long, lined by the disc, obconical, brown villous; lobes 4, obovate-oblong, rounded at apex, slightly concave; petals 5, 10-12 x 4 mm, obovate, shortly clawed, broadly rounded at apex, glabrous; stamens 5, perfect, alternating with 5 minute staminodes; filaments 10 mm long, red, pilose upto the middle; anthers versatile; ovary 4-5 mm long, half inferior, obliquely linear, ovules 3-4; style 10-15 mm long, filiform, pilose at base, reddish; stigma capitate. Fruit a pod, 15-20 x 3.7-6 cm, elliptic, compressed, sutures thick valves prominently veined, brown villous; seeds 3-4, almost orbicular, glabrous.
Flowering and fruiting: February-April
Along river banks in semi-evergreen and evergreen forests
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

288 ID wild tree: 16 very high res. images.
Please ID wild tree,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 20.02.2022, 12.45pm
Habitat: wild, moisture, stream/riverside
Plant habit: tree, erect, branches, hard woody stem 40 inches circumference, long lasting
Height: 12 meters
Leaves: opposite, oblong, apex, three wings on young branches, size: 25×6cm or less
Flower: racemose up straight, clustered, 05 petals, diameter:03cm, white, good fragrance
Camera: CANON EOS1500D

Appears to be Clerodendron of Lamiaceae but not sure

My masterpiece – The Hanging Rope’

Maybe Humboldtia sp. ???
In Fabaceae

Humboldtia bourdillonii Prain ??

Thank you very much for ID my plant. It is more close to Humboldtia vahliana as per flowersofindia images and their images are photographed from my area Kothamangalam, good population here,

Sharing more images and information,
Fruit: beans flat lengthy, green into yellowish brown, size:16×4×0.3cm
Seed: brown up to 04 nos., circular compressed, diameter up to:03.5cm, 0.2mm thickness
3 high res. images.



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