Dumasia villosa DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Dumasia congesta Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dumasia villosa DC.
  • Vernacular name : Pullooran-charadu-kodi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : On hills above 1400m on thickets by Shola border
  • Comments / notes : Occasional
  • Key identification features : A slender climber; flowers yellow; pod velvety
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : India, Himalayas, Tropical Africa, temperate and Tropical Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; 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=Dumasia villosa. Downloaded on 2 June 2020.

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