Pseudarthria viscida (L.) Wight. & Arn.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum viscidum L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pseudarthria viscida (L.) Wight & Arn.
  • Common name : Sticky-pod weed
  • Vernacular name : Kodi ottai (Tamil); Nayakuponna, Muyak (Telugu); Salaparni (Sanskrit); Moovila (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in plains to 1200m, along wayside and stream banks
  • Key identification features : Viscid pubescent climber
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao & Raja K.Swamy, Arun Singh R; Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 19-11-2014; 13-12-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0172; HJCB-E-210
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest, Chittoor district (AP); Batrepalli, Nigidi forest, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Kadapa district, Krishna district, West Godavari district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Nallamala forest (Prakasam district), Vizianagaram district, East Godavari district, Prakasam district, Nellore district, Chittoor district, Guntur district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Khammam district, Nalgonda district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Ballari district, Bidar district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chamarajanagar district, Chikkaballapur district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Dharwad district, Gadag district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Haveri district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kolar district, Koppal district, Mandya district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Yadgir district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district, Khurda district, Nayagarh district, Dhenkanal district, Kalhandi district, Bolangir district, Puri district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Timor
  • 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; 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=Pseudarthria viscida. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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