Stylosanthes hamata (L.) Taub.

 
  • 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 hamatum L.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Stylosanthes hamata (L.) Taub.
  • Common name : Carribbean Stylo
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub jungles and dry deciduous forests
  • Key identification features : A perennial herb; Leaves trifoliate; Flowers long; Fruit flattened pod with a hook at the apex.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Introduced and naturalised in all Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • K.S.Rao-Flowering Plants of IISC, 2009
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Stylosanthes hamata. Downloaded on 24 June 2024.

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