Vigna vexillata (L.) A.Rich.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Phaseolus vexillatus L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vigna vexillata (L.) A.Rich.
  • Vernacular name : Kattuzhunnu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : March-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, HAN, Uttara Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Saldanha, 1984; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Sasidharan, N. 2011.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 vexillata. Downloaded on 12 July 2020.

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