Aeschynomene aspera L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA OR BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Aeschynomene aspera
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aeschynomene aspera
  • Common name : Sola Pith plant Pith plant
  • Vernacular name : Sola (Hin.); Tanakali (Kan.); Aathunetti (Tam.); Neetijuluga, Niru jiluza, Nirjiluga (Tel.); Sola (Ori.)
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-381
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 13/12/14
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forest
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Comments : On plains and low-lying marshy banks and ponds. The aerenchymatous stem (pith) is used in laboratory for free hand sectioning for delicate tissues. Also used for making floats.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Anantapur district, Chittoor district (Andhra Pradesh State); Kanchipuram district, Dharmapuri district (Tamil Nadu State); Odisha State
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malay Peninsula, Siam, Java, Vietnam, Tropical Africa, Nepal, Bhutan
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Aeschynomene aspera. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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