Vigna vexillata (L.) A.Rich.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Phaseolus vexillatus L.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Vigna vexillata (L.) A.Rich.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Kattuzhunnu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Tropical moist deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : March-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Cecil J.Saldanha
  • Collection Date : 07/10/1979
  • Collection Nos : KFP 9662
  • Collection Locality : Mudigere-Bankal road, Chikkamagalur district
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, HAN, Uttara Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district
    • Maharashtra : Satara district, Thane district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman Islands
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Andaman Islands, Angola, Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican R
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Andaman Islands, Angola, Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Islands, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Windward Islands, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka
    • Saldanha, 1984
    • Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished)
    • Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi
    • 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=Vigna vexillata. Downloaded on 20 May 2024.

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