Rhynchosia capitata (Roth) 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 : Glycine capitata Roth
  • Synonym(s) : Nomismia capitata (Roth) Wight & Arn.; Rhynchosia aurea sensu Baker auct. non DC.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Rhynchosia capitata (Roth) DC.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Open deciduous forests and scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on foothills to 200m. Abundant in sandy soils rooting among rocks
  • Key identification features : Slender climber
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R & Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 19/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0187
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest range, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Kadapa district, Kurnool district, Chittoor district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • 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=Rhynchosia capitata. Downloaded on 13 June 2024.

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