Paracalyx scariosus – Indian Husk-Pea

Other notes

Note: A female Jamides bochus – Dark Cerulean was recorded laying eggs on this plant by Milind Bhakare from Satara, Maharashtra in Dec 2012, but the complete life cycle is yet to be recorded to confirm this plant as its larval host.



Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI:

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

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

Page citation

Bhakare, M. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Paracalyx scariosus (Roxb.) Ali – Indian Husk-Pea. 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 2024/06/23.