Arachis hypogaea L.

 
  • 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) : Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Common name : Ground-nut, Pea-nut, Monkey-nut
  • Vernacular name :
    • Shenga, Nelagadale, Gadle-kaai, Kadale-kaai (Kannada)
    • Chinibadam (Oria)
    • Verusanga, Pallilu (Telugu)
    • Verkkadalai, Manilakottai, Nilakkadalai (Tamil)
    • Nilakkadala, Kappalandi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Often cultivated for its edible nuts, sometimes as an escape
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Cultivated
    • Kerala : Cultivated
    • Maharashtra : Thane district
    • Tamil Nadu : Cultivated
  • Native : Bolivia
  • World Distribution : Bolivia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
    • 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=Arachis hypogaea. Downloaded on 15 June 2024.

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