Smithia racemosa Heyne ex Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Smithia blanda var. racemosa (Wight & Arn.) Baker
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Smithia blanda Wall.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills up to 1600m in moist ground, especially on thin layer of soil on exposed rocks and along stream banks.
  • Key identification features : Perennial herb in marshy areas
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; 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=Smithia racemosa. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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