Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Psoralea tetragonoloba L.
  • Synonym(s) : Cyamopsis psoraloides (Lam.) DC.; Dolichos psoraloides Lam.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.
  • Common name : Guvar bean, Cluster Bean
  • Vernacular name :
    • Guar, Gowar (Hindi)
    • Gore Kaayi (Kannada)
    • Gorchikudu, Goorchikudukai (Telugu)
    • Guar (Oria)
    • Cheeniamara, Kothavara, Kothamara (Malayalam)
    • Kothaveray (Tamil)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Cultivate
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its edible fruits, used as a vegetable. Green manure.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : C. Saldanha
  • Collection Date : 10/11/1954
  • Collection Nos : CS 1684
  • Collection Locality : Anand, Anand district (GJ)
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Gujarat : Anand district
    • Rajasthan : Alwar district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Tropics of the World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • 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=Cyamopsis tetragonoloba. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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