Tephrosia maxima (L.) Pers.

  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Galega maxima (L.) L.
  • Synonym(s) : Tephrosia purpurea var. maxima (L.) Baker
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tephrosia maxima (L.) Pers.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Rocky areas, waste places and sea coasts, also foot hills of deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on gravelly ground.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Vishakapatnam district, Guntur district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Khurda district, Ganjam district, Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, East Africa
  • 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 et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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=Tephrosia maxima. Downloaded on 2 June 2020.

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