Entada parvifolia

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Entada parvifolia


Scandent shrub (or possibly a subshrub) with large, fleshy tuber underground; Leaves: Inflorescence: Flowers subsessile, male or bisexual. Petals oblong-linear, mucronate, c. 3 mm, glabrous. Stamens c. 5.5-7 mm. Ovary c. 1.5 mm, glabrous. Seeds dark brown, irregularly ovoid, c. 1.8 by 1.6 by 0.8 cm.


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Busuanga present, Golo present, Luzon present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon, Golo, Busuanga). — .


The stems have been used as a substitute lor soap (Merrill 1923).


This species has an growth form which is intermediate between the subshrubs E. glandulosa and E. reticulata of Indochina and Thailand and tlie woody lianas E. rheedii and E. phaseoloides.


Merr. 1910 – In: Philipp. J. Sc., Bot.: 33
Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp.: 252