Indigofera hirsuta L.

 
  • 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 hirsuta L.
  • Common name : Hairy Indigo, Rough Hairy Indigo
  • Vernacular name : Adavi mentee (Telugu)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Plains to high altitude hills
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 600m, sometimes gregarious on fallow fields and wastelands.
  • Key identification features : Pubescent herb
  • Flower, Fruit : July-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Davanagare district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, The Nilgiri district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Pudukkottai district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • World Distribution : Paleotopics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; 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.; 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; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District; 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 hirsuta. Downloaded on 4 July 2020.

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