Tephrosia candida (Roxb.) 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 : Robinia candida Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Tephrosia candida (Roxb.) DC.
  • Common name : White Hoary Pea, White tephrosia
  • Vernacular name :
    • Bangali dadigdiga (Assamese)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Tropical moist deciduous forests, also degraded forests areas
  • Key identification features : Seed-pods are 6-10 cm long, 8-9 mm wide, densely covered with brown or grey hairs.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & Noel Sebastian
  • Collection Date : 25-11-2018
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-1847
  • Collection Locality : Kanthallor, Idukki district, Kerala
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Sambalpur district, Angul district, Gajapati district, Bargarh district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Tropics of the World
  • 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
    • Herbarium specimen from Kanthallor, Idukki district, Kerala
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Tephrosia candida. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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