Indigofera aspalathoides Vahl ex DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Indigofera aspalathoides DC.
  • Common name : Wiry Indigo
  • Vernacular name : Shiva malli (Kannada); Sivanar vaembu (Tamil); Manneli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Sandy wasteland and scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in plains in gravelly soil on grazing ground and scrub jungles in full sun.
  • Key identification features : Speading silvery hairy herb
  • Flower, Fruit : June-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Nellore district, Srikakulam district, Chittoor district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Cuttack district, Puri district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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 aspalathoides. Downloaded on 4 July 2020.

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