Entada phaseoloides

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Entada phaseoloides

Description

Woody climber, often with flattened and spiral stem. Leaves: Inflorescence: Flowers sessile or subsessile, pentamerous, male or bisexual. Petals green with a reddish base, eglandular, elliptic to lanceolate, acute, 2.8-3.5 mm. Stamens 6.5 mm, white, turning yellow. Seeds brown, suborbicular, flattened, 4-6 by 3.3-5 by c. 1 cm.

Distribution

Ambon present, Asia-Tropical: Bismarck Archipelago (Bismarck Archipelago present); Borneo present; Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. present; Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Flores present, N Vietnam present, Pacific area present, S China present, Tanimbar Is present, Ternate present, Wetar present, mainland Asia present, tropical Australia present
mainland Asia (N Vietnam, S China), tropical Australia, Pacific area; in Malesia: Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Philippines, Celebes, Lesser Sunda Islands (Wetar, Flores), Moluccas (Halma- hera, Ternate, Ambon, Tanimbar Is.), New Guinea (incl. Bismarck Archipelago). — .

Uses

As of E. rheedii.

Notes

Closely related to E. rheedii and mixed up with that species by, e.g., Backer & Bakhuizen f. and Merrill (ll.ee.). Specimens from the Bismarck Archipelago may be difficult to identify as they have three pairs of leaflets per pinna, but they can be recognized by the terminal leaflets which tend to be asymmetric, and the always parchmentlike endocarp.
According to Docters van Leeuwen (l.c.), this species occurred on Krakatau not long after the big eruption had destroyed all vegetation.

Citation

Verdc., Manual New Guin. Legum. 1979: 134
Backer & Bakh. f. - in Fl. Java. 1963: 564
L., Amoen. Acad. 1759: 128
Docters van Leeuwen - in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg. 1936: 379
Merr. - in Enum. Philipp. 1923: 252
Merr. - in Fl. Camb. Laos Vietnam. 1981: pl. 3, 1
Merr., Inter. Rumph. 1917: 253
Merr. - in Fl. Nouv.-Caled. et Depend. 1983: 10
Nielsen - in Adansonia. 1980: 342