List of species found in India as published in Legumes of India by Sanjappa (1992):
Scrutiny of these names in The Plant List indicate that some are synonyms and now placed in another genus.
As published in 1992, the list does not include the new species published after 1992. Some species published after Sanjappa (1992) from India are:
Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 22.4.14:
Species with description & keys in Flora of Pakistan :
Alysicarpus bupleurifolius (Linn.) DC.
Alysicarpus heterophyllus (Baker) Jafri & Ali
Alysicarpus longifolius (Rottl. ex Spreng.) Wight & Arnott
Alysicarpus monilifer (Linn.) DC.
Alysicarpus ovalifolius (Schumach.) J. Leonard
Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC.
Alysicarpus scariosus Grab. ex Thwaites
Alysicarpus tetragonolobus Edgeworth
Species with description & keys in Flora of China :
Alysicarpus bupleurifolius (Linnaeus) Candolle
Alysicarpus ovalifolius (Schumacher) J. Léonard
Alysicarpus rugosus (Willdenow) Candolle
Alysicarpus vaginalis (Linnaeus) Candolle
Alysicarpus vaginalis var. taiwanianus S. S. Ying (No distribution in India)
Alysicarpus vaginalis var. vaginalis
Alysicarpus yunnanensis Y. C. Yang & P. H. Huang (No distribution in India)
Alysicarpus sanjappae (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae), a new species from the Western Ghats of India by Shantanu Chavan, M. M. Sardesai, D. S. Pokle- Kew Bulletin March 2013, Volume 68, Issue 1, pp 183-186-
Summary– Alysicarpus sanjappae, a new species (Leguminosae: Papilionoideae) from the Western Ghats of India, is described and illustrated. It resembles A. heyneanus Wight & Arn., but differs in having a prostrate habit, stems and branches strigose with a line of distant hairs, leaves usually 1-foliolate mixed with 3-foliolate, stipules and stipels distinctly ciliate only at the tip, secondary bracts, a glabrous pedicel, dark brown hairs present only on the margins at the tip of all sepals, a yellow corolla tinged with red, and rugose pods, as long as or slightly longer than the sepals.
CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names … By Umberto Quattrocchi (2012)- Details-
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details with keys–
Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India (2000)- Details with keys–
Alysicarpus hamosus Edgew.
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details with keys–
Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000)- Details with keys–
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Details with keys–
Plant Wealth of the Lower Ganga Delta: An Eco-taxonomical Approach By Kumudranjan Naskar (1993)- Details with keys–
Floristic Diversity of Assam: Study of Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary By Bora, Yogendra Kumar (2003)- Details with keys–
Encyclopaedia of world medicinal plants, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah (2006)- Details-
Mansfeld’s Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: (Except … edited by Peter Hanelt, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (2001)- Details-
There will be a sterile terminal segment on the fruits in Alysicarpus and is lacking in Desmodium. I think this demarcation will make our identification more easier than considering the the floral characters
Alysicarpus : 3 posts by 2 authors.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Alysicarpus
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.
Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.
If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
I have added the list of species known in India based on Sanjappa (1992).
Thanks, … Other literature links match with it.
Alysicarpus (Fabaceae (Leguminosae)) page with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.
If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.