Mucuna atropurpurea (Roxb.) DC. 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
  • Basionym : Carpopogon atropurpureum Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Mucuna atropurpurea (Roxb.) Wight & Arn.
  • Common name : Cow Itch
  • Vernacular name :
    • Turibeeli balli (Kannada)
    • Sirupunaikali (Tamil)
    • Vhainswalivel (Hindi)
    • Chinthelly, Naikorana (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Liana
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous, evergreen and Shola
  • Comments / notes : On hills up to 1200m by river banks
  • Key identification features : Pod two seeded
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, Tirunelveli district, Coimbatore district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malaccas
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • 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=Mucuna atropurpurea. Downloaded on 22 June 2024.

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