Flemingia strobilifera (L.) R.Brown

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum strobiliferum L.
  • Synonym(s) : Moghania strobilifera (Linn.) St. Hil ex Jascks.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Flemingia strobilifera (L.) W.T.Aiton
  • Common name : Wild Hops
  • Vernacular name : Kussunt, Kusrunt (Hindi); Kanpoothi (Kannada); Nallabaddu (Telugu); Simbusak (Sanskrit); Kanala, Kumalu, Kumbilteri (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Deciduous, semi-evergreen and mixed forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in mixed forests and shaded ravines in hilly areas
  • Key identification features : Much branched scandent shrub with white flowers
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 27/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0552; CS 1134
  • Collection Locality : Barbera forest, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Tropical & sub-Tropical Asia, Introduced to Micronesia, Polynesia, Mauritius, West Indies, America
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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; 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; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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=Flemingia strobilifera. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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