Vigna adenantha (G.Mey.) Marechal & al.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Phaseolus adenanthus G.Mey.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vigna adenantha (G.Mey.) Marechal & al.
  • Vernacular name : Kadu hesave (Kannada); Karalasana (Telugu); Karalsona (Tamil)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Coastal areas along the banks of backwaters
  • Comments / notes : Naturalised, often cultivated
  • Key identification features : Perennial, root tuberous
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Ernakulam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Khurda district, Mayurbhanj district, Keonjhar district, Puri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tirunelveli district
  • Native : South America
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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=Vigna adenantha. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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