Dolichos trilobus L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Dolichos falcatus Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dolichos trilobus L.
  • Vernacular name : Kattupayaru (Tamil); Pilli pesara (Telugu)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills up to 1300m and on thickets.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Arun Singh & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 19/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0150
  • Collection Locality : Palamaneru forest, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Kurnool district, Krishna district, Anantapur district, Vishakapatnam district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Hassan district, Mysuru district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Africa, E. Asia
  • 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; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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; 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; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district
  • 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=Dolichos trilobus. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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