Aeschynomene indica L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Aeschynomene indica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aeschynomene indica L.
  • Common name : Budda Pea
  • Vernacular name : Bendu kasa (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 2273, KFP 4601
  • Collector(s) Name : D.H.Nicolson, S.S.Hooper, C.J.Saldanha & K.N.Gandhi
  • Key identification features : A large annual undershrub to a small shrub-like bush on marshes, ponds and puddles of water. Stem is slender and erect. Leaves are pinnately compound and is prickly. Flowers (less than a cm) are 1-4 in short axillary racemes. Corolla creamish-white with maroon nectar guide. Pods are about 3-4 cm, straight and 6-10-jointed.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Australia
  • Comments : Occasional in grasslands and along water bodies.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Collection Locality : Tank after Byra (Hassan)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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