Flemingia tuberosa Dalz.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Flemingia tuberosa Dalzell
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Grassy slopes
  • Comments / notes : Rare. Tubers are said to be edible.
  • Key identification features : Root tuberous
  • Flower, Fruit : September-October
  • Collection Nos : CS 7126
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Flemingia tuberosa. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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