Tephrosia maxima (L.) Pers.

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Species : Tephrosia maxima
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Tephrosia maxima (L.) Pers.
  • Key identification features : Slender prostrate or ascending herb upto 30 inches long. Leaves are odd-pinnate, stipules are lanceolate, leaflets of about 9 pairs. Racemes are axillary, leaf opposed with large pink flowers; standard is dull grey on the rear. Lobes are lanceolate, appressed pubescent and corolla is brioght purple. Ovary is sparsely appresed pubescent. Pods are straight with about 15 orbicular seeds.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments : Reported by Bhaskar and Kushalappa from Urdigere-Korata (Tumkur District)
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Tumkur
  • Floras referred : Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District


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