Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum vaginale L.
  • Synonym(s) : Alysicarpus cylindricus (Lam.); Hedysarum cylindricum Lam.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC.
  • Common name : Alyce Clover, One-leaved clover
  • Vernacular name : Nila-orila (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub forests and cultivated lands
  • Comments / notes : On moist slopes and hills up to 1400m.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Arun Singh & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 19/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0155
  • Collection Locality : Palamaneru forest, Chittoor district
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, Namakkal district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Vellore district, Dindigul district, Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Pudukkottai district, Ramanathapuram district
  • Native : Old world tropics
  • World Distribution : Old world tropics, introduced into America
  • 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; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais 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; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Flora of Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Flora of Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Flora of Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 – Flora of South Kanara
  • 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 vaginalis. Downloaded on 5 December 2019.

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