Alysicarpus sanjappae S.Chavan, Sardesai & Pokle

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alysicarpus sanjappae S.Chavan , Sardesai & Pokle
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along roadsides, in grassy areas and in open, dry and waste places
  • Comments / notes : Dry and waste places, especially on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats
  • Key identification features : Prostrate herb, glabrous, herbaceous, strigose with a line of hairs. Leaves 1- and 3-foliolate. Calyx sepals lanceolate, strigose only on the margins and only posterior lobe strigosely hairy at base, 6 – 9 × 1.6 – 2 mm. Corolla yellow with red tinge. Pods 6 – 8 mm long, glabrous, as long as calyx or slightly exerted. Seeds 1.6 – 1.8 × 1 – 1.3 mm.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-September
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Nasik, Zari Ghat (Nashik district)
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Data Deficient (DD)
  • Literature : Shantanu Chavan, M. M. Sardesai & D. S. Pokle. (2012). Alysicarpus sanjappae (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae), a new species from the Western Ghats of India. Kew Bulletin 68: 183 – 186.
  • 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 sanjappae. Downloaded on 23 October 2019.

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