Pueraria tuberosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum tuberosum Willd.
  • Synonym(s) : Desmodium tuberosum (Roxb. ex Willd.) G.Don
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Pueraria tuberosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) DC.
  • Common name : Tuberous Honey Suckle, Indian kudzu
  • Vernacular name :
    • Ban kumra, Patal kumra, Bharda, Bidari Kand, Vidarikand, Suraal (Hindi)
    • Gumadi gida, Dari gida, Bidrekanda gida (Kannada)
    • Dari gummadi (Telugu)
    • Bhui Kakharu, Handiphuta, Bhui kumra, Patal kumra, Mardamal (Oria)
    • Vidari (Sanskrit)
    • Muthuku (Malayalam)
    • Baraali kund (Nepali)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Tropical dry deciduous forests, Tropical moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in clumps along ghat roads up to 1200m. Tubers are highly medicinal
  • Key identification features : Large climber; roots tuberous
  • Flower, Fruit : December-June
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Sing, Navendu Page & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 23/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0629
  • Collection Locality : Yercaud-Salem Ghat road, Salem district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Alappuzha district
    • Maharashtra : Raigad district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Angul district, Koraput district, Nayagarh district, Puri district, Dhenkanal district, Sambalpur district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Salem district, Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district
    • Puducherry : Puducherry
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 94
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Pueraria tuberosa. Downloaded on 25 May 2024.

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