Difference between two species as per Flora of Peninsular India




A new combination in Zornia diphylla (L.) Pers. (Fabaceae, Dalbergieae) from India by M. V. Krishnaraja & N. Mohanana pages 29-32
Summary : Zornia quilonensis Ravi is reduced to a variety under Zornia diphylla L. Webbia: Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography Volume 67,  Issue 1, 2012

Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Zornia diphylla (L.) Pers. Herb Plains, Sandy
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Kanniya kumari, Ramanatha puram, Tirunelveli, Thoothu kkudi
Zornia gibbosa Span. Herb Plains,
Dry Localities
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983



Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 12.7.15:

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Zornia gibbosa Zornia angustifolia, Zornia graminea Fabaceae Grasslike Zornia
Zornia quilonensis Zornia angustifolia var. oblongifolia Fabaceae Kollam Zornia

Species with description & keys from Flora of Pakistan (Distribution):
Zornia gibbosa Span. (Pakistan, Kashmir, India (Punjab, Kumaon, Madras, Bombay, Madhya Pradesh), Nepal, Burma, Australia (Northern Territory), Celebes, China, Malaya, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand)


Species with distribution in annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal (Distribution):
Zornia gibbosa Span. (Himalaya, India, east to China, Malaysia, Australia)

Species with description & keys in Flora of China [Distribution other than China]:
Zornia gibbosa Spanoghe [Bhutan, India, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand; Australia].
Zornia intecta Mohlenbrock [India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam].


Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah (2000)- Details with keys


An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details with keys

Floristic Plants of the World By Rashtra Vardhana (2004)- Details-
Zornia gibbosa


Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000)- Details-
Zornia gibbosa


Embryology and Apomixis in Grasses By T. Pullaiah, G. N. V. Febulaus (2000)- Details with keys
Zornia diphylla (L.) PERS.
Zornia gibbosa


Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998)- Details-
Zornia gibbosa

Zornia (Fabaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Zornia (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 updated complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


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