Indigofera cassioides Rottler ex DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Indigofera pulchella Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Indigofera cassioides DC.
  • Vernacular name : Sakona, Hakna (Hindi); Naarinchi, Narina (Tamil); Siralli vuyye, Siralli vuyya (Telugu); Giral, Gibidi, Giliri, Jheli (Oria); Kondaneeli (Telugu); Manneli, Manali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests, borders of shola forests and grasslands along hill slopes
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 750m and in slopes of deciduous forests.
  • Key identification features : Deciduous grey pubescent shrub with pink flowers
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh, Navendu Page & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 23/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-352
  • Collection Locality : Yercaud Hills, Salem district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Anantapur district, Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Ballari district, Bidar district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Davanagare district, Dharwad district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Tiruvannamalai district, Salem district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tiruchirapalli district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, China, Thailand, Indo-China, Siam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
  • 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 and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg 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 cassioides. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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