Vigna pilosa (Willd.) Baker

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Dolichos pilosus J.G.Klein ex Willd.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vigna pilosa (Klein ex Willd.) Baker
  • Vernacular name : Banmung, Munvan (Hindi); Kaduhesaru (Kannada); Mudgaparni (Sanskrit); Kattucherupayar, Kattupayar (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : KRN, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Sundergarh district, Keonjhar district, Dhenkanal district
  • World Distribution : India, Andaman Islands, Nepal, Myanmar, China, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Cambodia, Vietnam
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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=Vigna pilosa. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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