Rhynchosia ravii K.Prasad & A.Naray.

  • Family : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : shrub
  • Habitat : Open dry deciduous
  • Comments / notes : Rhynchosia ravii is grown in red soils of grass dominated slopes of degraded dry deciduous open forests. It has a restricted distribution in Anantapuram and Kadapa district and the habitat is prone to seasonal anthropogenic forest fires, and grazing. It was According to observations that regeneratin is poor.
  • Key identification features : Erect shrubs with a hieght of 1.2 m, presence of glandular tipped hairs, and glands are present on the leaves and it is trifoliate, each leaf has 2 stipels and it is caducous; leaflets are dimorphic, with dense, short, fine, greyish-white hairs that is canescent on both sides; Inflorescence is an axillary raceme with 1- 3 racemes per axil, slender, filiform, goldenyellow and laxlyflowered; bracts are ovate, deeply or shallowly 3-lobed; calyx tube is 2–4 mm in length; gynoecium as long as or longer than the staminal sheath; fruits are oblong and 2-seeded
  • Flower, Fruit : November-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapuram and Kadapa
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Andhra Pradesh, India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Critically Endangered
  • Literature : Prasad. K & A. Narayana Swamy (2014). Rhynchosia ravii (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae), a new species from Andhra Pradesh, India. Phytotaxa 175 (3): 155–160
  • 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=Rhynchosia ravii. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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