Tephrosia tinctoria Persoon

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tephrosia tinctoria Persoon
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles
  • Comments / notes : On hills of exposed slopes, along rock crevices, forest borders up to 1000m. Spreading along moist places and shola borders. Sometimes grows gregariously In dry deciduous forests after the fires.
  • Key identification features : Procumbent hairy herb
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Kurnool district, East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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 tinctoria. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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