Aeschynomene indica L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aeschynomene indica L.
  • Common name : Buddapea
  • Vernacular name : Laugauni (Hindi); Bendu kasa (Kannada); Netti, Thakkapundu, Nettithakkai (Tamil); Tigajeluga, Jeeluga (Telugu); Sola, Paintentulia, Lajuari, Tenteng (Oria); Nellithali, Nettuthakkai, Thakkapundu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist places and wet pasturelands
  • Comments / notes : From plains to low-lying hills on marshy places and moist rocky areas or swamps.
  • Key identification features : Stem pithy
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Anantapur district, Kadapa district, Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : South Eat USA
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere
  • 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=Aeschynomene indica. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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