Pycnospora lutescens (Poir.) Schindler

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum lutescens Poir.
  • Synonym(s) : Pycnospora nervosa Wight & Arn.; Pycnospora hedysaroides R.Br. ex Baker
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pycnospora lutescens (Poir.) Schindl.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Key identification features : Perennial herb with trailing stems
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Africa, Tropical Asia from India to Phillipines, New Guinea and Northern Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; 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=Pycnospora lutescens. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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