Melilotus indica All.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Trifolium indicum L.
  • Synonym(s) : Melilotus parviflorus Desf.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Melilotus indicus (L.) All.
  • Common name : Small flowered Melilot
  • Vernacular name : Ran-methi (Marathi); Banmethi (Hindi); Banmethi (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Weed of cultivated fields and wastelands
  • Key identification features : Annual herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Mysuru district, Raichur district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Cuttack district, Sundergarh district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tirunelveli district, Thoothkudi district, Ramanathapuram district, Pudukkottai district, Thanjavur district, Tiruvallur district, Nagapattinam district, Cuddalore district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Tiruvallur district
  • Native : India, SE. Asia, Europe
  • World Distribution : Introduced in N. America and South Africa
  • 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; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Mysore
  • 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 indica. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

Botanical Description

Herbarium Specimen(s)

Field Image(s)

Comments

All fields are required






 
Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Peninsular India by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ernet.in.