Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC.) Urb.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Phaseolus atropurpureus DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Macroptilium atropurpureum (DC.) Urb.
  • Common name : Blue bean
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry and open forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasionally cultivated and found as an escape
  • Key identification features : Trailing herb, tomentose; flowers purple
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Anantapur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district
  • Native : America
  • World Distribution : Naturalised in Tropics and sub-tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.; 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=Macroptilium atropurpureum. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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