Psoralea corylifolia 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) : Cullen corylifolia (L.) Medik.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Cullen corylifolium (L.) Medik.
  • Common name : Babchi seeds plant, Psoralia, Malay-tea
  • Vernacular name :
    • Babchi (Hindi)
    • Karpooragam, Karboka arisi (Tamil)
    • Baavanchalu, Bapunga, Bawuchee, Kala ginja (Telugu)
    • Bakuchi (Oria)
    • Bawchi (Marathi)
    • Karkokil, Karpokkari, Karkoalari (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Occasional in plains and as weed in arable lands
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated and escape from cultivations
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Thrissur district, Kottayam district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district, Khurda district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Ramanathapuram district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, China, Yunnan, Sichuan, Arabia, Somalia, Socotra
  • 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
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Psoralea corylifolia. Downloaded on 13 June 2024.

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