Geissaspis tenella Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Geissaspis tenella Benth.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : In rice fields and moist rocky slopes
  • Comments / notes : Common on lateritic grassy slopes during rainy season.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Collection Nos : J.Fernandez 1807 (BLAT), MH 14416, KFP 3390
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Thrissur district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southwest India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; 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; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Geissaspis tenella. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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