Flemingia lineata (L.) Aiton
Flemingia semialata Roxb. – (Keys as per book in Flora of peninsular India: F. semialata calyx is eglandular and in F. macrophylla, it is glandular.)
Keys in Flora of Bhutan:
1. Leaves simple …… ..2
+ Leaves 3-foliate ……. ..3
2. Bracts ovate, deciduous, ﬂowers visible ….3. F. paniculata
+ Bracts suborbicular, persistent, enfolding and obscuring ﬂowers ……. Species 1 (F. strobilifera (L.) Aiton) & 2 (F. fruticulosa Bentham)
3. Flowers in rounded heads surrounded by brown persistent bracts …… 4. F. involucrata
+ Flowers in short or long racemes or panicles, bracts deciduous ………… 4
4. Shrub almost leaﬂess at ﬂowering time; petals yellow …….. 7. F. bhutanica
+ Shrubs, leafy at ﬂowering time; petals pink or blue-purple ….. Species 5 (F. macrophylla (Willdenow) Merrill) & 6 (F. stricta Roxb.)
Sanjappa (1992) in his document Legumes of India (published by BSMP, Dehradun) have mention following species of Flemingia in India-
9-F.praecox (var. robusta, var. praecox),
Flemingia gracilis (Mukerjee) Ali is mentioned as “Rare” in Red Data Book of Indian Plants Vol-3 (page 137-138, line diagram provided) by Nayar and Sastry (1990).
Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 11.2.14:
Species with description & keys in Flora of Pakistan :
Flemingia bracteata (Roxb.) Wight = Flemingia macrophylla (Willd.) Merr.
Flemingia congesta Roxb. ex Aiton = Flemingia macrophylla (Willd.) Merr.
Flemingia fruticulosa Wall. ex Benth. = Flemingia strobilifera (L.) W. T. Aiton
Flemingia semialata Roxb. ex Aiton
Flemingia strobilifera (Linn.) R.Br.
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details with Keys– p.206-
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details with keys–
Flemingia : 3 posts by 2 authors.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Flemingia
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 list of known species of Flemingia in India.
Flemingia page with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.
Pl. go through Flemingia page with images of species (done by …) in efloraofindia.
If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.
If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let me know.
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.