Rhynchosia rufescens (Willd.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Glycine rufescens Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rhynchosia rufescens (Willd.) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Malaikollu, Kaattukollu (Tamil)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Moist and dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Common on foothills to 1400m and on forest clearings.
  • Key identification features : An erect undershrub with trailing branches; calyx accrescent
  • Flower, Fruit : October-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 13/12/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-390
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Nigidi forest, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kurnool district, Kadapa district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Keonjhar district, Kalhandi district, Puri district, Angul district, Dhenkanal district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari 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 rufescens. Downloaded on 6 July 2020.

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