Tephrosia candida (Roxb.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Robinia candida Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tephrosia candida (Roxb.) DC.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, also degraded forests areas
  • Key identification features : Flowers white
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Sambalpur district, Angul district, Gajapati district, Bargarh district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : Tropics of the World
  • 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; 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=Tephrosia candida. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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