Alysicarpus heterophyllus (Baker) Jafri & Ali

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Alysicarpus vaginalis var. heterophyllus Baker
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alysicarpus heterophyllus (Baker) Jafri & Ali
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Shaded places
  • Comments / notes : Occasional
  • Key identification features : Procumbent herbaceous plant with strigose stem; Leaves rounded at base, hirsute beneath; Flowers in long terminal racemes; calyx long, lobed, pinkish.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Guntur district, Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Davanagare district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Vellore district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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 heterophyllus. Downloaded on 21 October 2019.

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