Teramnus mollis Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Teramnus labialis var. mollis Baker
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Teramnus mollis Benth.
  • Vernacular name : Mashoni, Mashparui (Hindi)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional
  • Key identification features : Twining herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tirunelveli district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia
  • 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; 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=Teramnus mollis. Downloaded on 8 July 2020.

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