Desmodium oojeinense (Roxb.) H.Ohashi

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Dalbergia oojeinensis Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Ougeinia oojeinensis (Roxb.) Hochr.; Ougeinia dalbergioides Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Desmodium oojeinense (Roxb.) H.Ohashi
  • Common name : Sandan, Chariot tree
  • Vernacular name : Sandan (Hindi); Kari honne (Kannada); Dargu, Toua moduga, Chikkudu, Tellamoduga (Telugu); Bandhan, Tinsa, Banbhano, Tinsa, Banjan (Oria); Tinisha (Sanskrit); Ragat-Behda (Marathi); Malavenga, Nemi, Thodukara (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Mixed and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in mixed deciduous forests and in stream forests. Sometimes cultivated for its valuable timber.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Sambalpur district, Malkangiri district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Himalayas
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; 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=Desmodium oojeinense. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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