Alysicarpus bupleurifolius (L.) DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA OR BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Alysicarpus bupleurifolius
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alysicarpus bupleurifolius (L.) DC.
  • Vernacular name : Kaasukkodi (Tam.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3838
  • Collector(s) Name : S.R. Ramesh & S.B.Manohar
  • Collection Date : 24/10/78
  • Collection Locality : B.R.Hills, Chamarajnagar distict, Karnataka
  • Habitat : Deciduous forest
  • Key identification features : Herbaceous erect plants. Leaves cordate-rounded at base. Flowers are in grouped racemes. Calyx long, lobed. Corolla bluish-violet. Fruit is a small, smooth pod.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Comments : On stream banks in shade or on exposed slopes. Common in open forests.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : B.R.Hills (Chamarajnagar district), Bellary district (Karnataka State); Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district, former North Arcot) (Tamil Nadu State); Srikakulam district, Anantapur district (Andhra Pradesh State); Odisha State
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangaldesh, Myanmar, China, Malesia, Philippines, Mauritius, Polynesia
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1 ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; 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=Alysicarpus bupleurifolius. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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