Indigofera trifoliata L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Indigofera trifoliata var. multicaulis (DC.) Miq.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Indigofera trifoliata L.
  • Common name : Three-leaved Indigofera
  • Vernacular name : Jangli methi (Hindi); Baragadamu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Open and dry deciduous forests, also in degraded areas
  • Comments / notes : Fairly common on hill slopes from 700- 1000m.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-January
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R & Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 19/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0165
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest range, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Nayagarh district, Puri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Salem district, Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, Thanjavur district, Dharmapuri district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : Indomalesia, China, Australia
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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=Indigofera trifoliata. Downloaded on 4 October 2022.

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