Indigofera linifolia var. linifolia Wight ex Baker

  • 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 linifolia (L.f.) Retz.
  • Common name : Narrowleaf Indigo
  • Vernacular name : Torki, Ratnamala, Ratanjot (Hindi); Tandikhodebha (Sanskrit); Pandherphalli (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in plains to 900m in pasturelands, fallow fields and in bare ground.
  • Key identification features : Prostrate annual herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-January
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 13/12/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-379
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Nigidi forest, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Kadapa district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Guntur district, Prakasam district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Krishna district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Ballari district, Bidar district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Dakshina Kannada district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Sambalpur district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruchirapalli district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district, Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • World Distribution : Africa, Himalayas, South and Southeast Asia, Malaysia, China, New Guinea, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan 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. linifolia var. linifolia. Downloaded on 29 March 2020.

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