Vigna umbellata (Thunb.) Ohwi & Ohashi

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Dolichos umbellatus Thunb.
  • Synonym(s) : Phaseolus calcaratus Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vigna umbellata (Thunb.) Ohwi & H.Ohashi
  • Common name : Rice Bean
  • Vernacular name : Bano-mungo (Oria); Sutri, Bir Mungo (Sanskrit); Sutri (Hindi); Kattuzhunnu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Rayagada district, Kalhandi district, KHG
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in the plains of Tropics
  • 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; 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 umbellata. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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