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Common Name : Kala Wel     -       Scientific Name : Derris parviflora       -       Other Name : Sudu Kala Wel (S)
Kokkare Villu Uda Para
04/06/2014
Kokkare Villu Uda Para
04/06/2014
Kokkare Villu Uda Para
04/06/2014
Mahapatessa
05/12/2013
Mahapatessa
04/29/2012
Mahapatessa
04/10/2010

This is an endemic climber that produces one of the most breath-taking inflorescence in the country.
The conservation status of this species is regarded as “Least Concerned”.
(National List 2012).

I have observed this species at most dry zone National Parks including Udawalawa, Yala, Minneriya, Kaudulla and Wasgomowa. These climbers would grow covering tall bushes or dead tree trunks and during the flowering season the whole climber is covered with flowers creating a spectacular sight.

Two species of Hesperiidae butterflies known as Common Banded Awl and White banded Awl and a Lycanidae butterfly known as the Common Lineblue lay their eggs on the leaves of this species.

In Wilpattu I have observed these climbers to bloom in during the months April and May.