Tephrosia pulcherrima (Baker) Gamble

 
  • 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) : Tephrosia tinctoria var. pulcherrima Wight ex Baker
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Tephrosia tinctoria Persoon
  • Vernacular name :
    • Kalakkozhuppa (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Tropical moist deciduous forests and shola borders, also in plains
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district, Dharmapuri district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Literature :
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • Matthew, K.M., 1983. The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1)
    • 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=Tephrosia pulcherrima. Downloaded on 20 June 2024.

Botanical Description

Herbarium Specimen(s)

India Distribution

World Distribution

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