Flemingia macrophylla (Willd.) Prain ex Merr.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Crotalaria macrophylla Willd.
  • Synonym(s) : Flemingia congesta W.T.Aiton; Moghania macrophylla (Willd.) Kuntze
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Flemingia macrophylla (Willd.) Merr.
  • Vernacular name : Barasalpan (Hindi); Thutokur, Thulikur, Gariguri (Oria); Kamatteri, Korkattachedi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Mixed deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional clumps, especially on cleared slopes.
  • Key identification features : A small shrub, flowers streaked with purple and yellow
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Navendu Page, Arun Singh & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 23/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0586
  • Collection Locality : Karidyur, Yercaud Hills, Salem district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • 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 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; 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 macrophylla. Downloaded on 13 July 2020.

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