Smithia purpurea Hook.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Smithia purpurea Hook.
  • Common name : Purple Smithia
  • Vernacular name :
    • Barka, Burkur (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in moist grasslands
  • Key identification features : Small annual herb; Stem erect, branched, glabrous; Leaves pinnate, oblong leaflets, bristle at the tip; Flowers purple, racemes.
  • Flower, Fruit : October
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Shivamogga district, Udupi district
    • Maharashtra : Raigad district
  • Native : India
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Endemism : India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Smithia purpurea. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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