Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Psoralea tetragonoloba L.
  • Synonym(s) : Cyamopsis psoraloides (Lam.) DC.; Dolichos psoraloides Lam.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.
  • Common name : Guvar bean, Cluster Bean
  • Vernacular name : Guar, Gowar (Hindi); Gore Kaayi (Kannada); Gorchikudu, Goorchikudukai (Telugu); Guar (Oria); Cheeniamara, Kothavara, Kothamara (Malayalam); Kothaveray (Tamil)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Cultivate
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its edible fruits, used as a vegetable. Green manure.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Tropics of the World
  • 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; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; 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=Cyamopsis tetragonoloba. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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