Uraria picta (Jacq.) Desv.

  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Uraria picta (Jacq.) Desv.
  • Vernacular name : Dabra (Hindi); Pingerragadde (Telugu); Ishwarjata (Oria); Pithvan (Marathi)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Wastelands, open forests and sal forests near steams
  • Comments / notes : Occasional
  • Flower, Fruit : August-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Vizianagaram district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Krishna district, Guntur district, Kurnool district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Keonjhar district
  • Native : Tropical Africa, Asia, Australia
  • World Distribution : India, S.China, Malaysia, Australia, Tropical Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Indonesia, Philippens, New Guinea; Introduced in West Indies
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
  • 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 picta. Downloaded on 20 June 2021.

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