Rhynchosia hirta (Andrews) Meikle & Verdc.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Dolichos hirtus Andrews
  • Synonym(s) : Rhynchosia albiflora (Sims) Alston; Cylista albiflora Sims; Cyanospermum tomentosum (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.; Rhynchosia cyanosperma Benth. ex Baker
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rhynchosia hirta (Andrews) Meikle & Verdc.
  • Common name : Hiary Snoutbean
  • Vernacular name : Kaattavaraikkodi, Kaattukkundumani (Tamil); Neelapayar (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Mixed deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills from 750-1400m; On thickets and abundant in forest clearings
  • Flower, Fruit : December-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh, Navendu Page & K. Sankra Rao
  • Collection Date : 23/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0594
  • Collection Locality : Karadyur, Yercaud Hills, Salem district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Salem district, Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district, Dharmapuri district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • World Distribution : Africa, Mascarene Islands, Sri Lanka, India, Tropical Africa, South Africa
  • 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=Rhynchosia hirta. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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