Aeschynomene indica L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Aeschynomene indica L.
  • Common name : Buddapea
  • Vernacular name :
    • Laugauni (Hindi)
    • Bendu kasa (Kannada)
    • Netti, Thakkapundu, Nettithakkai (Tamil)
    • Tigajeluga, Jeeluga (Telugu)
    • Sola, Paintentulia, Lajuari, Tenteng (Oria)
    • Nellithali, Nettuthakkai, Thakkapundu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist places and wet pasturelands
  • Comments / notes : From plains to low-lying hills on marshy places and moist rocky areas or swamps.
  • Key identification features : Stem pithy
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Anantapur district, Kadapa district, Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : South Eat USA
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • 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
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • 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
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan
    • Saldanha, 1984
    • Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore
    • Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi
    • Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Aeschynomene indica. Downloaded on 22 June 2024.

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