Indigofera nummulariifolia (L.) Livera ex Alston

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum nummulariifolium L.
  • Synonym(s) : Indigofera echinata Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Indigofera nummulariifolia (L.) Alston
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On exposed hills, plains on moist ground up to 900m , on thin soil on rocks and coastal areas
  • Key identification features : Annual herb
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Nellore district, Kurnool district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Khurda district, Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Dharmapuri district, Krishnagiri district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India, Indo-China
  • 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; 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 nummulariifolia. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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