Mezoneuron cucullatum – Sahyadri Thorn

Other notes

Synonym: Caesalpinia cucullata Roxb. (WFO, 2023).


Note: An eggs of Eurema blanda – Three-spot Grass Yellow were recorded on this plant by Anila Manalil from Kozhikode, Kerala in Feb 2015, but the complete life cycle is yet to be recorded to confirm this as its larval host.



WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 13 Jan 2022. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 13 Jan 2022. URL:

Page citation

Manalil, A. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Mezoneuron cucullatum (Roxb.) Wight & Arn. – Sahyadri Thorn. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/05/28.