Indigofera glabra L.

 
  • 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 pentaphylla Mur.; Indigofera fragrans Retz.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Indigofera glabra L.
  • Vernacular name : Pulchintaku (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Open and mixed deciduous forests, also in plains
  • Key identification features : Small undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Prakasam district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Shivamogga district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Angul district, Puri district, Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Dharmapuri district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Tropical 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; 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; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • 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 glabra. Downloaded on 8 July 2020.

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