Alysicarpus vaginalis DC.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA OR BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Alysicarpus vaginalis
  • Basionym : Hedysarum vaginale L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC.
  • Common name : Alyce Clover
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0155
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R. & K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 19/11/14
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest range, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Scrub forest
  • Key identification features : A small tropical herb up to 5 cm high. Leaves are simple, alternate, ovate, with long petioles. Flowers are borne on an erect inflorescence. Petal lobes are exserted and attractive. The pod is 4-8-jointed and slightly tetragonous.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-January
  • Comments : On moist hill slopes up to 1400 m. Sometimes as a weed in cultivated land.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Old world tropics; Introduced into America
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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 vaginalis. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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