Rhynchosia cana (Willd.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Glycine cana Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rhynchosia cana (Willd.) DC.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Open dry deciduous forests and scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills up to 800m.
  • Key identification features : Glandular
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy; Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 02-01-2016; 26-10-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-274; HJCB-0118
  • Collection Locality : Pulivendula Ghat, Kadapa district (AP); Talakona, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Prakasam district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Nellore district, Kurnool district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district, Thanjavur district, Tirunelveli district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; 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=Rhynchosia cana. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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