Smithia conferta J.E.Smith

 
  • 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) : Smithia geminiflora Roth
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Smithia conferta Sm.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Elakanni, Thituthali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy areas in grasslands, also in plains
  • Key identification features : Procumbent herb in swampy areas
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Idukki district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Kanyakumari district, The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia to 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
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • 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=Smithia conferta. Downloaded on 19 June 2024.

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