Uraria lagopodioides (L.) Desv. ex DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum lagopodioides L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Uraria lagopodoides (L.) DC.
  • Common name : Tick trefoil
  • Vernacular name : Pithavan (Hindi); Kola panna (Telugu); Krishnaparni, Chintamani, Ghursae (Oria); Orila, Cheriya-orila (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in forests and wastelands
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Gajapati district, Mayurbhanj district, Dhenkanal district
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia to Australia and Pacific Islands
  • 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 and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Uraria lagopodoides. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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