Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Hedysarum vaginale L.
  • Synonym(s) : Alysicarpus cylindricus (Lam.); Hedysarum cylindricum Lam.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC.
  • Common name : Alyce Clover, One-leaved clover
  • Vernacular name :
    • Nila-orila (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub forests, cultivated lands
  • Comments / notes : On moist slopes and hills up to 1400m.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Arun Singh & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 19/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0155
  • Collection Locality : Palamaneru forest, Chittoor district
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, Namakkal district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Vellore district, Dindigul district, Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Pudukkottai district, Ramanathapuram district
    • Lakshadweep : Kavaratti Islands
  • Native : Old world tropics
  • World Distribution : Old world tropics, introduced into America
  • 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
    • J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais 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
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
    • Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri
    • Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 - Flora of Mysore
    • Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Flora of Udupi
    • Manjunath et al., 2003 - Flora of Davanagere
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 – Flora of South Kanara
    • C., Sudhakar Reddy & Roy, Parth. (2011). Plant Diversity of Lakshadweep Islands.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Alysicarpus vaginalis. Downloaded on 22 June 2024.

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