Alysicarpus bupleurifolius (L.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum bupleurifolium L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alysicarpus bupleurifolius (L.) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Kaasukkodi (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests, plains, in grasslands
  • Comments / notes : On stream banks in shade or on exposed slopes among grass. Common in open forests
  • Key identification features : Slender perennial herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-January
  • Collector(s) Name : S.R. Ramesh & S.B. Manohar
  • Collection Date : 24/10/1978
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3838
  • Collection Locality : B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar district
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Common weed
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district, Salem district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangaldesh, Malesia, Myanmar, China, Philippines, Mauritius, Polynesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Flora of Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Flora of Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Alysicarpus bupleurifolius. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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