Dunbaria ferruginea Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dunbaria ferruginea Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Masukkodi (Tamil)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests and border of shola forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 600m,conspicuous on thickets.
  • Key identification features : Woody twiner with slender dawny branchlets
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Collector(s) Name : R. Raghavendra Rao; Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh, K. Sankara Rao & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 08-02-1972; 23-03-2016
  • Collection Nos : R.R. Rao 1742; HJCB-0605
  • Collection Locality : M.M. Hills, Chamarajanagar district (KA); Sanyasimalai, Yercaud Hills, Salem district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; 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=Dunbaria ferruginea. Downloaded on 8 July 2020.

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