Common name: Piluki • Marathi: पिळुकी Piluki, Pewar Wel, Pilokha • Tamil: Verragay, Odaikodi, Vennangukodi • Telugu: Geddepeyyeru, Shirtal Boddi, Putangi, Yada-tige
Botanical name: Combretum albidum Family: Combretaceae (Rangoon creeper family)
Synonyms: Combretum ovalifolium
Piluki is a large climbing shrub, 3-10 m long.
Leaves are ovate or elliptical, obtuse or
slightly acute, roundish at the base, paler beneath. Flowers spikes at the
end of branches are panicled, short, oblong or almost globe-like. Flowers
small, yellowish-white. Limb of the sepal-cup with a hairy ring below the
insertion of the stamens. Sepals triangular-ovate, curved out. Petals
elliptic-oblong, about the length of the sepals. Wings of the fruit
semicircular. Flowering: February-April.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale
|Photographed in Maharashtra.|