Melilotus albus Desr.

 
  • 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) : Melilotus albus Medik. ex Desr.
  • Common name : White Sweet Clover, White melilot
  • Vernacular name :
    • Ran methi, Khandai (Hindi)
    • Safed ban methi (Oria)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Weed of cultivated fields
  • Comments / notes : Rare in wild
  • Flower, Fruit : January-April
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Sundergarh district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia, Africa, Europe, Caribbean islands, Pacific Islands, Introduced in Northern Central America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Melilotus albus. Downloaded on 13 June 2024.

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India Distribution

World Distribution

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