Indigofera colutea (Burm.f.) Merr.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Galega colutea Burm.f.
  • Synonym(s) : Indigofera viscosa Lam.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Indigofera colutea (Burm.f.) Merr.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Antu kogge (Kannada)
    • Naaikadugu (Tamil)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous and scrub jungles, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in plains to 900m. Common in wastelands.
  • Key identification features : Viscous pubescent herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R & Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 19/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0188
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest range, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Anantapur district, Nellore district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Mysuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Gajapati district, Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • 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
    • Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District
    • Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Indigofera colutea. Downloaded on 22 June 2024.

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