Centrosema pubescens Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Centrosema pubescens Benth.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Introduced as a cover crop in plantations; as an escape and naturalized
  • Key identification features : Slender climber
  • Distribution :
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Rayagada district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Widely cultivated
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Centrosema pubescens. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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