Rothia indica (L.) Druce

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Trigonella indica L.
  • Synonym(s) : Rothia trifoliata (Roth) Pers.; Dillwynia trifoliata Roth
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rothia indica (L.) Druce
  • Vernacular name : Bele kalu soppu (Kannada); Nucha kura (Telugu); Papra (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests and foothills
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains to 800m and as a weed of cultivation.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Raja K.Swamy & Arun Singh R
  • Collection Date : 27/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0235
  • Collection Locality : Foothills of Sadasivakona, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district, Kadapa district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia and Australia
  • 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.
  • 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=Rothia indica. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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