Rhynchosia suaveolens (L.f.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Glycine suaveolens L.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rhynchosia suaveolens (L.f.) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Banukandulo (Oria)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Common on foothills to 500m.
  • Key identification features : Viscid hairy undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & Sankara Rao; S.R. Ramesh & S.B. Manohar; Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 27-11-2014; 24-10-1979; 02-01-2016; 13-12-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-0226; KFP 9808; HJCB-E-313; HJCB-E-386
  • Collection Locality : Sadasivakona, Chittoor district (AP); Kudligi, Bellari district (KA); Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : Kollam district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Coimbatore district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Pudukkottai district, Ramanathapuram district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • 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=Rhynchosia suaveolens. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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