Rhynchosia viscosa DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Glycine viscosa Roth
  • Synonym(s) : Dolichos glutinosus Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rhynchosia viscosa (Roth) DC.
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 750m, in moist places and on thickets.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Prakasam district, Kadapa district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, Ramanathapuram district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Africa, Madagascar, India, Thailand, Java, Mauritius
  • 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; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa 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 viscosa. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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