Arachis hypogaea L

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA OR BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Arachis hypogaea
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Arachis hypogaea L.
  • Common name : Ground Nut, Peanut
  • Vernacular name : Kadale kaai (Kan.); Verkkadalai (Tam.); Verusenaga (Tel.); Chini Badam (Ori.);
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : South America
  • Comments : Widely cultivated as a cash crop throughout South India. The oil extracted from the nuts are the source of commercial 'Ground nut oil'.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : South America; Cultivated throughout Tropics
  • Literature : 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=Arachis hypogaea. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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