Indigofera wightii Graham ex Wight & Arn.

 
  • 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) : Indigofera wightii Wight & Arn.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Hill slopes and deciduous forests, also grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 1500m and among rocks.
  • Key identification features : Stiff and silvery and pubescent
  • Flower, Fruit : June-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Ballari district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Rayagada district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Dharmapuri district, Namakkal district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • 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
    • 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 – Flora of Hassan District
    • Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
    • Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
    • Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Indigofera wightii. Downloaded on 13 June 2024.

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