Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.

Alysicarpus monilifer (L.) DC.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Benin to Socotra, Indian Subcontinent to Myanmar.

[ILDIS]

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Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Sahel regional transition zone; grassland
Morphology General Habit
Annual/Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb
Vernacular
Chatta-ki-Ghas, Jhuhi Ghas

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Slender diffuse annual; stem pubescent
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflet cordate-ovate, oblong or, in upper leaves, lanceolate, 1.5–6 x 0.5–2 cm, both sides prominently veined and puberulous, also some longer hairs beneath; margins ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes axillary and terminal, very lax
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 4 mm long with linear lobes usually shorter than the first article of the pod
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla about as long as or slightly exceeding calyx
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod up to 2 cm long, with deep constrictions between the 3–4(–6) oblong articles, slightly wrinkled, pubescent.
Distribution
C1; S3
Ecology
Altitude up to c. 400 m.

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Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

[ILDIS]
Use
Forage, Medicine, Miscellaneous

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Laccadive Is., Maldives, Myanmar, Niger, Pakistan, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Madagascar, Mauritius, Queensland, Réunion

Alysicarpus monilifer (L.) DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [Cat. no. 5769], India K001122075
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 5769], Myanmar K001122076

First published in Prodr. 2: 353 (1825)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India Nelumbo 54: 39-91.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Polhill, R.M. (1990). Flore des Mascareignes 80: 1-235. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Sikarwar, R.L.S. (2014). Angiosperm diversity assessment of Chitrakootthe legendary place of Vindhyan range, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 38: 563-619.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Du Puy, D.J., Labat, N.-N., Rabevohitra, R., Villiers, J.-F., Bosser, J. & Moat, J. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar: 1-737. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kumar, S. & Sane, P.V. (2003). Legumes of South Asia. A Checklist: 1-536. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria. http://www.anbg.gov.au/chah/apc/index.html.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Polhill, R.M. (1990). Flore des Mascareignes 80: 1-235. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Rechinger, K.H. & al. (1984). Papilionaceae II Flora Iranica 157: 1-499. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Bojer, W. (1837). Hortus Mauritianus ou Enumeration des Plants... l'ile Maurice
  • Du Puy, D. J. et al. (2002). The Leguminosae of Madagascar. RBG Kew.
  • Jain, S. K. (1991). Dictionary of Indian Folk Medicine and Ethnobotany
  • Naskar, K. (1993). Plant Wealth of the Lower Ganga Delta Vol. 1
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