Millettia racemosa (Roxb.) Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Robinia racemosa Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Millettia orissae Panigrahi & S.C.Mishra; Millettia racemosa (Wight & Arn.) Benth.; Tephrosia racemosa Wight & Arn.; Millettia orissae Panigrahi & S.C.Mishra
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Endosamara racemosa (Roxb.) R.Geesink
  • Vernacular name : Jag jungi, Gaj Jungi (Hindi); Galuga, Kudai goch (Telugu); Swardhang (Oria); Kudai goch (Telugu)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Sal forests and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in dense dry deciduous forests.
  • Key identification features : Large woody climber
  • Flower, Fruit : March-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Prakasam district, Kadapa district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Belagavi district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Rayagada district, Koraput district, Bargarh district, Kalhandi district, Puri district, Kandhamal district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Eastern Ghats (Odisha)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; 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=Millettia racemosa. Downloaded on 11 July 2020.

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