Cajanus crassus (King) Maesen

 
  • 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) : Atylosia volubilis (Blanco) Gamble
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Cajanus crassus (King) Maesen
  • Vernacular name :
    • Banosami, Bankandul, Bajhala (Oria)
    • Vir machan (Sanskrit)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Scrub jungles
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated
  • Flower, Fruit : November-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 27/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0573 A&B
  • Collection Locality : Barbera to Balugaon road (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Shivamogga district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Gajapati district, Sambalpur district, Khurda district, Mayurbhanj district, Berbera District
  • Native : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Sulawesi, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, Philippines, Sulawesi, Thailand, Vietnam
  • 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
    • 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
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cajanus crassus. Downloaded on 17 June 2024.

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