Uraria rufescens (DC.) Schindler

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Desmodium rufescens DC.
  • Synonym(s) : Doodia hamosa Roxb.; Uraria hamosa (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Uraria rufescens (DC.) Schindl.
  • Vernacular name : Salphani, Salparni (Oria); Moovila (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Valley forests, deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in clumps on hills above 750m.
  • Key identification features : Straggling undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Bargarh district, Gajapati district, Sambalpur district, Bolangir district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district, Dharmapuri district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : India, Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, China, Malesia
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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=Uraria rufescens. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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