Indigofera cordifolia Heyne ex Roth

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Indigofera cordifolia Roth
  • Vernacular name : Bechka (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On poor gravelly soil of foothills of scrub and deciduous forests.
  • Key identification features : Prostrate silvery or grey pubescent herb in stony ground and black cotton soil
  • Flower, Fruit : June-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, Kadapa district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Davanagare district, Dharwad district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruchirapalli district, Vellore district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Tirunelveli district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : SE. Asia, Africa through middle-east to India, Indonesia, N. Australia
  • 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; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India.
  • 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=Indigofera cordifolia. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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