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Tephrosia species in India:

  1. Tephrosia apollinea (Delile) Link
  2. T. barberi J.R.Drumm.
  3. T. calophylla Bedd.
  4. T. canarensis J.R.Drumm.
  5. T. candida (Roxb.) DC.
  6. T. coccinea Wall.
  7. T. collina V.S.Sharma
  8. T. falciformis S.V.Ramaswamy
  9. T. fusca Wight & Arn.
  10. T. grandiflora (Aiton) Pers.
  11. T. hookeriana Wight & Arn.
  12. T. jamnagarensis Santapau
  13. T. macrantha Pringle
  14. T. maxima (L.) Pers.
  15. T. noctiflora Baker
  16. T. pentaphylla (Roxb.) G.Don
  17. T. pulcherrima (Baker) Gamble [synonym of T. tinctoria Pers.]
  18. T. pumila (Lam.) Pers.
  19. T. purpurea (L.) Pers (ssp. purpurea; ssp. leptostachya (DC.) Brummitt
  20. T. rheedii DC.
  21. T. roxburghiana J.R.Drumm.
  22. T. senticosa (L.) Pers.
  23. T. spinosa (L.f.) Pers.
  24. T. strigosa (Dalz.) Santapau & Maheshw.
  25. T. subtriflora Baker
  26. T. tinctoria Pers.
  27. T. travancorica Thoth. & D.N.Das
  28. T. uniflora Pers. ssp. petrosa (Blatt. &Hallb.) Gillet & Ali
  29. T. villosa (L.) Pers.
  30. T. vogellii Hook.f.
  31. T. wallichii Grah. ex Fawcett & Rendle [synomym of T. purpurea (L.)
    Pers.]
  32. T. wynaadensis J.R.Drumm. 
References:
1. Sanjappa, M. 1992. Legumes of India. BSMP Dehradun. pp.255-260.
2. Thothathri, K. and Das D.N. 1991. A new species of Tephrosia from
Kerala. Rheedea 1:57-58.

 

From
Floral Database of Tamilnadu
:


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution














































































































































Tephrosia spinosa (L.f.) Pers. Shrub Dry Evergreen
to Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Madurai, Dindigul, Ramanathapuram, Viluppuram, Thanjavur, Tiruchchirappalli,
Tirunelveli, Tiruvannamalai
Tephrosia barberi Drumm. Under
shrub
Plains,
Endemic
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Ramanathapuram,
Thoothukkudi
Tephrosia calophylla Bedd. Herb Dry
Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Nilgiri
Tephrosia canarensis Drumm. Under
shrub
Western
Ghats,  Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Nilgiri
Tephrosia candida DC. Shrub Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Evergreen Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Nilgiri, Salem, Dindigul
Tephrosia fusca Wight & Arn. Shrub Cultivated,
Native of Tropical Africa
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Dindigul
Tephrosia hookeriana Wight & Arn Shrub Dry
Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Madurai, Nilgiri, Virudhunagar, Tiruchchirappalli,
Tirunelveli, Tiruvannamalai
Tephrosia maxima Pres. Herb Dry
Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts
Tephrosia pulcherrima (Wight ex Baker)
Drumm. (? Tephrosia pulcherrima (Baker) Gamble is a synonym of Tephrosia tinctoria Pers.)
Under
shrub
Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Dry Deciduous to 
Moist Deciduous Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Theni, Dharmapuri, Kanniyakumari, Nilgiri, 
Salem, Tirunelveli 
Tephrosia pumila (Lam.) Pers. Herb Plains
to Low Altitude, Dry Localities
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Thiruvallur,
Kancheepuram, Kanniyakumari, Dindigul, Theni Coimbatore, Dharmapuri, Nilgiri,
Ramanathapuram, Tiruvannamalai
Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers. Under
shrub
Plains
to Low Altitude, Dry Localities
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts
Tephrosia strigosa (Dalz.) Sant. &
Mahesh
Herb Plains Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Kancheepuram,
Thiruvallur, Tiruchchirappalli, Tiruvannamalai
Tephrosia tinctoria Pers. Herb Deciduous
Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Theni,
Salem, Tiruchchirappalli, Dharmapuri, Viluppuram, Tiruvannamalai
Tephrosia vogelii Hook.f. Herb Western
Ghats, Cultivated, Native of Tropical Africa
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Theni, Nilgiri
Tephrosia villosa (L.) Pers. Herb Dry
Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts

 


  

 

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name























Tephrosia candida Cracca candida, Xiphocarpus candidus Fabaceae White Hoary Pea
Tephrosia purpurea Fabaceae Wild Indigo
Tephrosia strigosa Fabaceae Bristly Tephrosia
Tephrosia tinctoria Galega tinctoria, Cracca tinctoria, Tephrosia pulcherrima Fabaceae Orange Tephrosia
Tephrosia villosa Tephrosia incana, Tephrosia hirta Fabaceae Hoary Tephrosia

 
Tephrosia apollinea (Delile) Link (No distribution
given in India)
Tephrosia rechingeri Ali (No distribution given in India)
Tephrosia shamimii Ali (No distribution given in India)

 
 
 
1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett –
Tephrosia barberi J.R.Drumm.- Tamilnadu,
Tephrosia calophylla Bedd..- Tamilnadu,
Tephrosia collina V.S.Sharma var. lanuginocarpa– Kutch & Rajasthan,
Tephrosia jamnagarensis Santapau- Gujrat,
Tephrosia wynaadensis J.R.Drumm.- Kerala


 
Tephrosia spinosa (L.f.) Pers.,
 
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details with Keys
Tephrosia pulcherrima (Baker) Gamble synonym of Tephrosia tinctoria,
Tephrosia spinosa (L.f.) Pers.,
 
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details with Keys
Tephrosia pulcherrima (Baker) Gamble synonym of Tephrosia tinctoria,

 
Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)-
Tephrosia grandiflora (Aiton) Pers.,

  
Tephrosia- ‎Fabaceae (Leguminosae) : 11 posts by 3 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Tephrosia (Pl. click).

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.


Thanks for the information. I am unable to open link that you have in your above mail (Tephrosia ). It is stating that it this page is unavailable. I am sure there will be all species of Tephrosia in your link. In western Rajasthan we have 9 species of Tephrosia. T. uniflora, T. falciformis, T. subtriflora, T. leptosthychia are there in  addition to T. purpurea, T. villosa. All these are woody perennials (drought tolerant) . 


Thanks, …, Here is the correct link: Tephrosia More species will be added in due course.
… is helping us by manually adding species from different volumes of Flora of India.


Kindly also include reference of Flora of the Indian Desert- By Prof. M.M. Bhandari.


Thanks, … I am including details from whatever is available on line as I don’t have any Manual books.

Others can do so from Manuals etc. as … is doing.


I have compiled and added the list of Indian species. The species suggested by … are also checked. All of them except T.leptostachya are already there in Sanjappa 1992. T. leptostachya is know known as T. purpurea ssp leptostachya, thus listed with T. purpurea.


Thanks … for information.

Flora by Dr M.M.Bhandari is one of the best flora written in India. However, including one flora but not others will be improper and there are many other good floras or checklist published in India. Therefore, rather than citing any one flora we are mentioning only national level documents like Flora of India volumes or Check lists eg. Legumes of India (Sanjappa 1992) etc.
Tephrosia wallichii is a synonym of T. purpurea and mentioned in the list.
T. strigosa is also mentioned in the list.
Please see the page of Tephrosia.


Really a great efforts. India needs a eflora of India.


Thanks for the concern and discussion. T. purpurea and T. wallichii are separate species of Tephrosia. Plants characters are very much different. In the Flora of Indian desert it is clearly mentioned as separate species of Tephrosia. I think in ILDIS (International Legume Data Base and Information System-USDA) both these mentioned as separate species. Kindly check it again and confirm. 


Thanks, … As per ILDIS also, T. wallichii is a syn. of T. purpurea

Pl. go through Tephrosia (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Fabaceae (Leguminosae)‎) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

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.


 
 

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