Stylosanthes hamata (L.) Taub.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum hamatum L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Stylosanthes hamata (L.) Taub.
  • Common name : Carribbean Stylo
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub jungles and dry deciduous forests
  • Key identification features : A perrenila herb; Leaves trifoliate; Flowers long; Fruit flattened pod with a hook at the apex.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district
    • Kerala : NA
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Introduced and naturalised in all Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : K.S.Rao-Flowering Plants of IISC, 2009; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Stylosanthes hamata. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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