Images by Dinesh Valke (Identified by Samir Mehta) & Prasad Dash (Inserted by J.M.Garg)




important document on all legume species growing in India is
M. 1992. Legumes of India
, Bishen
Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun.
per this document following species of Uraria occur in India-

  1. Uraria
    (L.) Desv. ex DC.
  2. U.
    Schindler [synonym of Desmodium hispidum Franch.]
  3. U.
  4. U.
    DC. [var. lagopus; var. neglecta (Prain) Ohashi]
  5. U.
    (L.) Desv.
  6. U.
    (Jacq.) Desv. ex DC.
  7. U.
    Grah. ex Baker
  8. U. rufescens (DC.) Schindler 

 Scrutiny of these names in The Plant List indicate that one is a synonym and now placed in another genus. 


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution

Wight is a synonym of Uraria lagopus DC.
Undershrub Western Ghats,
Dry Deciduous Forests
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Uraria lagopodioides (L.) Desv. ex DC. is a synonym of Uraria lagopodoides (L.) DC. Herb Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Uraria rufescens (DC.) Schind. Undershrub Western
Ghats & Eastern Ghats, Moist Deciduous Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Kanniyakumari, Dindigul, Theni, Nilgiri, Salem, Tirunelveli



Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name

Uraria hamosa is a synonym of Uraria rufescens (DC.) Schindl. Doodia hamosa Fabaceae Hooked Uraria
Uraria lagopodoides Uraria lagopodioides, Hedysarum lagopodioides, Doodia lagopodioides Fabaceae Hare Foot Uraria
Uraria lagopus var. neglecta Uraria neglecta, Uraria fujianensis Fabaceae Neglected Uraria
Uraria picta Hedysarum pictum Fabaceae Dabra

Mansfeld’s Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: (Except … edited by Peter Hanelt, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (2001)- Details-
Uraria hamosa (Roxb.) Wight & Arn. is a synonym of Uraria rufescens
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Details-
Embryology and Apomixis in Grasses By T. Pullaiah, G. N. V. Febulaus (2000)- Details with keys

Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details with keys
Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Volume 1 By N. P. Singh (1988)- Details-
Uraria :  3 posts by 2 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Uraria

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 based on Sanjappa (1992).

Thanks, … Other literature links match with it.
In addition, FOC mentions Uraria sinensis (Hemsley) Franchet also- found in India.

Pl. go through Uraria (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎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.