Clitoria terneata L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Clitoria terneata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Clitoria ternatea L.
  • Common name : Butterfly Pea
  • Vernacular name : Shankapushpi (San.); Aparajita (Hin.); Sangapusha (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2046, KFP 7283
  • Key identification features : A delicate vine seen on hedges and thickets. Leaves are compound and leaflets are elliptic. Flowers are attractive and large (4-6 cm long), occasionally white. Fruit is a few-seeded flat pod. Often cultivated in gardens.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Species shows variation with respect to flower color and structure. Often cultivated in gardens for their showy flowers.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Bijapur, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Mysore, Raichur, Tumkur, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka

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