Parochetus communis var. Africanus (Polhill) L.B.Chaudhary & Sanjappa

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Synonym(s) : Parochetus communis var. grossecrenatus Cufod.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Parochetus africanus Polhill
  • Common name : Shamrock pea
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Mat Forming, Spreading
  • Key identification features : It is a prostrate, mat-forming, evergreen perennial bearing dark green leaves divided into three heart-shaped leaflets, each with a bold, dark brown marking and bright blue flowers in late autumn to late spring.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-March
  • Distribution :
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
  • Native : Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Literature :
    • Photographs of Neha Tiwary
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Parochetus communis subsp. africanus. Downloaded on 13 June 2024.

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