Rhynchosia ravii K. Prasad & A. Narayana Swamy

  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rhynchosia ravii K. Prasad & A. Narayana Swamy
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Open deciduous forests, rocky hills
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in red soils in grass dominated slopes of degraded dry deciduous open forests at elevations 400–600m. Rhynchosia ravii is closely allied to Rhynchosia beddomei.
  • Key identification features : Erect shrubs with a hieght of 1.2 m, presence of glandular tipped hairs, and glands are present on the leaves and it is trifoliate, each leaf has 2 stipels and it is caducous; leaflets are dimorphic, with dense, short, fine, greyish-white hairs that is canescent on both sides; Inflorescence is an axillary raceme with 1- 3 racemes per axil, slender, filiform, goldenyellow and laxlyflowered; bracts are ovate, deeply or shallowly 3-lobed; calyx tube is 2–4 mm in length; gynoecium as long as or longer than the staminal sheath; fruits are oblong and 2-seeded
  • Flower, Fruit : November-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 02-01-2016; 13-12-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-277; HJCB-E-389
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Kadapa district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Literature : Prasad. K & A. Narayana Swamy (2014). Rhynchosia ravii (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae), a new species from Andhra Pradesh, India. Phytotaxa 175 (3): 155–160
  • 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 ravii. Downloaded on 17 October 2021.

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