Botanical name: Dalbergia horrida Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Synonyms: Amerimnon horridum, Dalbergia sympathetica
Prickly Dalbergia is a large climbing shrub. Stem are armed with strong, blunt curved thorns, 6-10 inches in length. Leaves are unequally pinnate. Leaflets are small, numerous, obovate-oblong, very blunt, notched. Flowers are borne in dense cymes in leaf axils. Cymes are shorter than the leaf. Flowers are shaped like pea flowers. Legume is 1-2-seeded. Prickly Dalbergia is common in the Concan jungles. Flowering: February-March.
Identification credit: Chandrashekhar Marathe
The flower labeled Prickly Dalbergia is ...