A taxonomic revision of the genus Smithia Ait. (Fabaceae) in South India (pdf- around 10 MB)- Anoop P. Balan and S.V. Predeep – Taiwania 62(2): 175‒204, 2017
(ABSTRACT: The genus Smithia in South India is revised based on field and herbarium studies. A brief history of the genus along with a key to the identification of the South Indian species, updated nomenclature, detailed descriptions, illustrations, photo plates and notes on distribution, phenology and ecology are provided for each species. Status of S. conferta var. geminiflora is reinstated. Four names are lectotypified, namely, Smithia bodinierii, S. conferta var. geminiflora, S. venkobarowii and S. yunnanensis.)
Key to the south Indian species of Smithia
Taxonomic revision of Smithia (Fabaceae) in South India : 5 posts by 4 authors.
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Species with description &
blanda Wallich ex Wight & Arnott
1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett :
Smithia agharkarii– Rare- Maharastra
Smithia venkobarowii Gamble- Indeterminate- Kerala
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details with keys–
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Chhatarpur and Damoh By G. P. Roy, B. K. Shukla, Bhaskar Datt (1992)- Details –
Plant Geography and Flora of Rajasthan: With an Introduction to the Plant … By Alka Awasthi (1995)-
Smithia capitata Dalzell
Smithia ciliata Royle, Illust. Bot. ………..
Smithia gracilis Benth., Linnaea 24: 642. 1851 & in Miq., PI. Jungh 212. 1852 ………..
Smithia grandis Benth. ex Baker in Hooki., Fl. Brit. India 2: 151. 1876. India (Assam, Meghalaya, Sikkim, W Bengal) – endemic.
Smithia hirsuta Dalz. in Hook., J. Bot. …………..
Smithia purpurea Hook., Bot. Mag. t. 4283. 1847; Baker in Hooki., Fl. Brit. India 2: 149. ………….
Smithia pycnantha Benth. ex Baker in Hooki., Fl. Brit. ………..
Hot spots of endemic plants of India, Nepal and Bhutan by M. P. Nayar – Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, 1996 – Science – 252 pages
Smithia bigemina Dalz., herb; W. Ghats.
Smithia capitata Dalz., herb; southern W. Ghats.
Smithia gracilis Benth. herb; a narrow range in the southern W. Ghats; Mysore, Nilgiri hills, Palni & Anamalai hills.
Smithia purpurea Hook., herb; northern ………………….
Smithia : 1 post by 1 author.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Smithia
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.
Smithia page with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.
Pl. go through Smithia 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.
Smithia (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.