Cajanus crassus (King) Maesen

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Atylosia volubilis (Blanco) Gamble
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cajanus crassus (King) Maesen
  • Vernacular name : Banosami, Bankandul, Bajhala (Oria); Vir machan (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Scrub jungles
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated
  • Flower, Fruit : November-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 27/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0573 A&B
  • Collection Locality : Barbera to Balugaon road (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Gajapati district, Sambalpur district, Khurda district, Mayurbhanj district
  • World Distribution : India incl. Andamans, Nepal, Myanmar, Philippines, Malay peninsula, Indo-China, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; 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
  • 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=Cajanus crassus. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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