Tephrosia pumila (Lam.) Pers.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Galega pumila Lam.
  • Synonym(s) : Tephrosia purpurea var. pumila (Lam.) "Baker, p.p."; Tephrosia procumbens (Buch.-Ham.) Gamble
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Tephrosia pumila (Lam.) Pers.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Vampali (Telugu)
    • Moishia Kolathya (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Roadsides, scrub jungles and dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 750m along wastelands, fallow fields and wayside
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Anantapur district, Kadapa district, Vishakapatnam district, Krishna district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Idukki district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Bolangir district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • 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.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Tephrosia pumila. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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