Melilotus albus Desr.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Melilotus albus Medik. ex Desr.
  • Common name : White Sweet Clover, White melilot
  • Vernacular name : Ran methi, Khandai (Hindi); Safed ban methi (Oria)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Weed of cultivated fields
  • Comments / notes : Rare in wild
  • Flower, Fruit : January-April
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Sundergarh district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia, Africa, Europe, Caribbean islands, Pacific Islands, Introduced in Northern Central America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; 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. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Melilotus albus. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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