Indigofera spicata Forskal

 
  • 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 spicata Forssk.
  • Vernacular name : Mala mandi (Kannada)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub and deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : July-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Nellore district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dharwad district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kolar district, MASR, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : India, Africa, Madagascar, Mascarene Islands, Southeast Asia, Japan
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu; 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; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic flora Of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District
  • 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 spicata. Downloaded on 8 July 2020.

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