Ormocarpum cochinchinense (Lour.) Merr.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Diphaca cochinchinensis Lour.
  • Synonym(s) : Ormocarpum sennoides subsp. sennoides (Willd.) DC.; Ormocarpum sennoides (Willd.) DC.; Hedysarum sennoides Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ormocarpum cochinchinense (Lour.) Merr.
  • Vernacular name : Kattumurungai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Very rare
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 25/11/2009
  • Collection Nos : FAP 39067
  • Collection Locality : Idupulapaya, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kadapa district, Krishna district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruchirapalli district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Pudukkottai district, Ramanathapuram district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines, Polynesia, Tropical Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa 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=Ormocarpum cochinchinense. Downloaded on 30 October 2020.

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