Indigofera linnaei Ali

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Indigofera enneaphylla L. 1771 nom. ill.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Indigofera linnaei Ali
  • Common name : Birdsville Indigo
  • Vernacular name : Latahai (Hindi); Kannegilu (Kannada); Seppu nerinji, Seppunerinchi (Tamil); Yerrapalleru, Chalapacchi, Cheragaddam (Telugu); Cherru-pulladi, Chempulladi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Forests of foothills, grasslands and waste places
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 900m. Occasional in the form of mats along ghat roads and in scrub- and deciduous forests.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Collector(s) Name : Malathi K. Rao
  • Collection Date : Jan. 2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-374
  • Collection Locality : Horsley Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Ballari district, Bidar district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Angul district, Balasore district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Deogarh district, Dhenkanal district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Kandhamal district, Kendrapara district, Keonjhar district, Khurda district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Rayagada district, Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia to Australia and West Africa
  • 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 et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere
  • 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 linnaei. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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