Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum glumaceum Vahl
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Oosapayar (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Davanagare district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kollam district
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Flora of Davanagere; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore
  • 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 glumaceus. Downloaded on 15 November 2019.

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