Alysicarpus monilifer (L.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum monilifer L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alysicarpus monilifer (L.) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Kaasukkodi (Tamil); Amera (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Mixed deciduous and open forests, also in plains
  • Comments / notes : On plains and along poor rocky grounds.
  • Key identification features : Prostrate herb in dry places
  • Flower, Fruit : September-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Nellore district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; 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; 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 – Flora of Hassan; 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; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Flora of Davanagere; 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 monilifer. Downloaded on 19 August 2019.

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