Mucuna hirsuta Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Mucuna pruriens var. hirsuta (Wight & Arn.) Wilmot-Dear
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mucuna pruriens var. hirsuta (Wight & Arn.)Wilmot-Dear
  • Vernacular name : Kapikachhu (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests and sacred groves in plains
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Collector(s) Name : M.C Lukose
  • Collection Locality : Melukkavu, Kottayam District
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Krishna district, Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Dharmapuri district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : India, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Mucuna hirsuta. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

Botanical Description

Herbarium Specimen(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.