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Stereospermum chelonoides - Patala
Patala has a medium height of 9-18 m and its bark is grey or dark brown. The horizontally furrowed tree exfoliates in large, flat scales. The leaves are simple pinnate, having a length of 30-60 cm and they have 3-4 pairs of leaflets also.
The roots of Stereospermum suaveolens were reported to contain p-coumaric acid, Triacontanol,3- cetyl alcohol, Oleic, Palmitic, Stearic acid, Lapachol, Dehydroalpha-lapachone and Dehydrotectol in root heartwood; β-sitosterol and n-triacontal in root bark.
|Kannada||Adri, Bilee paadari, Billa|
|Hindi||Pad, Padal, Padaria, Padiala|
|Malayalam||Kariyam, Kuberakshi, Padiri|
|Telugu||Ambuvasini, Kakkisa, Kalagoru|
|Sanskrit||Abhipriya, Alivallabha, Ambuvasani|
|English||Adakapari, Bignonia chelonoides|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|compound||imparipinnate||Leaves are opposite, rachis 150-450 mm long, pubescent, slender, swollen at base.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|bisexual||18 mm long||pink||Flowers are in drooping panicles, pubescent|
|capsule||30-60 x 0.5 cm||Fruits are grey, lenticellate.||seeds upto 5||Fruiting throughout the year|