Mundulea sericea (Willd.) A.Chev.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Cytisus sericeus Willd.
  • Synonym(s) : Mundulea suberosa (DC.) Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mundulea sericea (Willd.) A.Chev.
  • Common name : Bastard Satin wood
  • Vernacular name : Purachali gida (Kannada); Pilavaram, Vellaipurasu (Tamil); Verribillu, Neelamurri (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on the hills from 600-1000m as cumps in fully sun-exposed slopes.
  • Key identification features : Shrub or small tree
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 04/12/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 41921
  • Collection Locality : Talupula, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Prakasam district, Anantapur district, Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Telangana : Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district, Ballari district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district, Shavarai Hills (Salem district), Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, Tropical Africa, South Africa, Madagascar, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; 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=Mundulea sericea. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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