Tephrosia calophylla Bedd.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tephrosia calophylla Bedd.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare on hill plateau in shady localities, often found after soil erosion and summer fires.
  • Key identification features : Woody perennial herb
  • Flower, Fruit : April-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Talakona Hills (Chittoor district)
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Bannergatta national park (Hassan district)
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : South India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Rare (R) (Nayar, M.P. & Sastry, A.R.K. 1990.)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; Nayar, M.P. & Sastry, A.R.K. 1990. Red Data Book of Indian Plants. Vol. 1-3. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta; 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=Tephrosia calophylla. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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