Tephrosia sara-almeidae M.R.Almeida

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : It is allied to Tephrosia villosa Pers. But is having unequal calyx lobes and almost straight pods. It is also allied to Tephrosia noctifloura Baker. But differs from it in size and shape of leaflets.
  • Key identification features : Leaflets having midvein prominent on ventral surface, covered by short, siff, erect yellowish hairs all over; lateral veins prominent on upper surface. Inflorescence of axillary and terminal racemes. Vexillum velvetty-hairy all over outside
  • Flower, Fruit : July
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2.pp.968. Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India.
  • 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 sara-almeidae. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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