Stylosanthes fruticosa (Retz.) Alston

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Stylosanthes fruticosa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Stylosanthes fruticosa (Retz.) Alston
  • Common name : African Stylo
  • Collection Nos : KFP 1494, KFP 2246
  • Key identification features : A prostrate, hairy herb with ascending branches. Leaves are alternate, compound with 3 leaflets. Flowers are small (about 1 cm), in axillary or terminal condensed inflorescence. Fruit is a compressed pod with a hook at the apex, jointed, with persistent style. Seeds are compressed.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Old World Tropics
  • Comments : Common in open places and on exposed soil.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Dharwad, Hassan, Kolar, Mysore, Tumkur, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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