Pueraria phaseoloides (Roxb.) Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Dolichos phaseoloides Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pueraria phaseoloides (Roxb.) Benth.
  • Vernacular name : Thotta-payar (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Margins of cultivated lands
  • Key identification features : Woody twining climber, clothed with dense spreading brown hairs with light lavender; flowers whitish fringed
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia
  • Literature : 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=Pueraria phaseoloides. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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