Botanical name: Caesalpinia crista Family: Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar family)
Synonyms: Caesalpinia nuga, Guilandina nuga
Crested Fever Nut is a Large climber with numerous recurved prickles. Leaves are double-compound, alternate, up to 30 cm long, with 2-6 pairs of sidestalks. Leaflets are 4-6, opposite, ovate, tip pointed, margin entire. Rachis and stem are armed with recurved prickles. The flowers are yellow, borne in axillary, simple or panicled racemes, and about 1 cm long. Flowers have 10 stamens, with woolly filaments. Fruits are ellipsoid, flat, beaked; seed solitary, ovoid and black.
Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar
The flower labeled Crested Fever Nut is ...