Dialium travancoricum Bourd.



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Kerala, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Bourdillon, T. F. (1904). Dialium travancoricum - a new species communicated by T.F.Bourdillon F.L.S. The Indian Forester 30(6): 243-244.

Other references:

Balan, A. P. and Predeep, S. V. (2021). Legumes of Kerala, India: a checklist. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(5):  18257-18282.

E.S.S., Kumar, S. M., Shareef, S., Suresh and Dhyani, A. (2022). Lectotypification of Dialium travancoricum (Fabaceae: Dialioideae). Rheedea 32(1): 106-108.

Nayar, M. P. and Sastry, A. R. K. (eds.). (1990). Red Data Book of Indian Plants. Vol. 3. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

Oldfield, Sara, Lusty, Charlotte and MacKinven, Amy (compilers). (1998). The World List of Threatened Trees. Cambridge, U.K.: World Conservation Press. 650 pp.

Ramesh, B.R. and Pascal, J.-P. 1997. Atlas of endemics of the Western Ghats (India). Distribution of tree species in the evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. Institut Français de Pondichéry.

Sasidharan, N. (1998). Rediscovery of four threatened and possibly extinct endemic tree legumes from Kerala. Higher Plants of Indian Subcontinent 8: 205-213. [Abstract]

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1998). Dialium travancoricum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33645A9800234. Downloaded on 27 August 2016.


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