Uraria rufescens (DC.) Schindler

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Desmodium rufescens DC.
  • Synonym(s) : Doodia hamosa Roxb.; Uraria hamosa (Roxb.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Uraria rufescens (DC.) Schindl.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Salphani, Salparni (Oria)
    • Moovila (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Valley forests, deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in clumps on hills above 750m.
  • Key identification features : Straggling undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Collector(s) Name : K.P. Sreenath, B.Gurudev Singh
  • Collection Date : 10/11/1979
  • Collection Nos : KFP 10354
  • Collection Locality : Nagarhole
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kurnool district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Thane district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Bargarh district, Gajapati district, Sambalpur district, Bolangir district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district, Dharmapuri district, Salem district
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Assam : Assam
  • Native : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Sulawesi, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Sulawesi, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
  • 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
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • 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=Uraria rufescens. Downloaded on 24 June 2024.

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