Alysicarpus racemosus Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Alysicarpus belgaumensis Wight var. racemosus (Benth.) Baker
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Desmodiastrum racemosum (Benth.) A.Pramanik & Thoth.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grassy places and scrub jungles
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Key identification features : Erect viscid herb; flowers purple
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vizianagaram district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Mysuru district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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 and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Flora of Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
  • 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 racemosus. Downloaded on 23 October 2019.

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