Smithia blanda Wall. ex Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Common name : Yam Bean
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy areas in grasslands
  • Key identification features : Decumbent herb
  • Flower, Fruit : October-January
  • Collection Nos : Talbot 3065, KFP 9535
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; 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 blanda. Downloaded on 6 July 2020.

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