Neonotonia wightii (Wight & Arn.) J.A.Lackey

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Notonia wightii Wight & Arn.
  • Synonym(s) : Glycine wightii (Graham ex Wight & Arn.) Verdc.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Neonotonia wightii (Wight & Arn.) J.A.Lackey
  • Common name : Perennial Soybean
  • Vernacular name : Kattavarakkavalli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills from 200-1400m and on thickets by forest clearings in wastelands.
  • Key identification features : Climbing pubescent herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Nos : KFP 10334, KFP 10723
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Gajapati district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Tropical Africa, Java, introduced in Australia, Papua New Guinea
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; 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=Neonotonia wightii. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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