Atylosia albicans (Wight & Arn.) Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Cantharospermum albicans Wight & Arn.
  • Synonym(s) : Cajanus albicans (Wight & Arn.) Maesen; Cajanus wightii Graham ex Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cajanus albicans (Wight & Arn.) Maesen
  • Vernacular name : Nettavare (Kannada)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Deciduous and scrub forests and on road sides
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills up to 1400m. in dry places
  • Key identification features : Climbing shrub; stem bluish grey
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Raja K.Swamy & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 27/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0233
  • Collection Locality : Sadasivakona, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Dharmapuri district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; 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 district; 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 district; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of 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=Atylosia albicans. Downloaded on 23 October 2019.

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