Sophora velutina Lindl.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Sophora glauca DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sophora velutina Lindl.
  • Vernacular name : Malai avarai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Bare slopes in evergreen forests and also in dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1300m and on bare slopes in full sun.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Thrissur district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Yercaud Hills, Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district
  • Native : Asia
  • World Distribution : India , Nepal, Western China
  • 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 and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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=Sophora velutina. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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