Galactia tenuiflora var. tenuiflora

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Galactia tenuiflora Klein ex Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Galactia tenuiflora (Willd.) Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Banakaolata (Oria)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests, rocky banks of streams
  • Comments / notes : Common on open hill slopes amongst rocks and boulders in shallow soil up to 1000m. Also along road cuttings in the ghats.
  • Key identification features : Wiry climber
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 02/10/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 40377
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, Guntur district, Anantapur district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Hassan district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Ganjam district, Bargarh district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruchirapalli district, Salem district, Dindigul district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, Villipuram district, Thanjavur district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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; 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; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
  • 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=Galactia tenuiflora var. tenuiflora. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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