Galactia tenuiflora var. villosa (Wight & Arn.) Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Galactia villosa Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Galactia striata var. villosa (Wight & Arn.) Verdc.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills amongst boulders and shallow soil of deciduous forest floors up to 1300m.
  • Key identification features : Slender climber with large leaflets
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, West Godavari district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Africa, India, China, Mascarene Islands, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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.; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis
  • 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. villosa. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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