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Tephrosia pumila (Lam.) Pers.: Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.

Tephrosia pumila (Lam.) Pers. Fabaceae

Uddanapalli, Krishnagiri DT, Tamil Nadu
750m, present from see level 1000m
Prostrate herb
Flowers white, open field, near water bodies.




ANOCT54 Please identify this Tephrosia sp. : 10 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (6)
Ghati Subramanya-Nandi Hills Road
10th October 2014

Perhaps this is Tephrosia villosa

Tephrosia villosa is an undershrub sir whereas this plant was prostrate.

… may be that fact (about its growth habit) should be in the introduction,  all facts at the outset will help experts form opinion

Yes it is Tephrosia villosa (L.) Pers with very young fruits.

Isn’t it Tephrosia pumila?

It is Tephrosia pumila only, number leaflet pairs 9 in T. villosa.

Sorry for the confusion




Is it Tephrosia? : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

I need id of following taxon.
Locality: JNU Campus Forest, New Delhi (part of Aravali Forest)
Date: 18/04/2014

Yes. It is Tephrosia 

Sir I think Tephrsia vilosa

Tephrosia hirsuta 






fabaceae fortnight -UP-1 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

Id pl of the Tephrosia sp.
photos from Varhad and Khandesh.
(Its not T.candida which has 17 to 25 foliates)

Tephrosia pumila, perhaps.

I have checked with `Gamble`-this is nearer to `Tephrosia procumbense.` pl validate.

Tephrosia procumbens is a synonym of T.pumila


For Id 211015SG2, Tephrisia spp. : 6 posts by 3 authors.

Place: Jammu

Altitude: 350 m

Habitat- Wild

Plant Habit- Herb

Height- More like runner

Tephrosia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 

Looks like Tephrosia villosa.

Does not appear like Tephrosia villosa as per image herein.

Thnks for id help. T. villosa with while flowers!!! need more assistance pLz

To me it appears closer to images at Tephrosia pumila (Lam.) Pers. 

Except for the first image.



Flora of Panipat: Tephrosia purpurea from Sodhapur Panipat: Tephrosia purpurea from Sodhapur Panipat

This Herb was growing wildly on bank of Western Yamuna Canal
Pls validate

I remember we learned in Jamnagar students garden .. you pull the leaf from its two ends, it separates nicely like a pre-perforated paper … this property was unique to me
did you get to do that… ? and take that pulled apart leaf…

Surely Theprosia, but please once again check with the species. i may be wrong!

This is Tephrosia pumila, I think.

Another way to check whether it is Tephrosia pumila or not is to chew its fresh roots. If it is bitter than roots of Tephrosia purpurea then it must be T. pumila. Don’t worry roots are not toxic. It is used as Dataun in rural India.
White flowered Tephrosia is much valued in Ancient Indian Tantra. If you have faith in it …, I can give information about Vidhi-Vidhan for collection as well as use. 😉

but tephrosia purpurea have purple flower as i seen in Rajasthan.


Flora of Panipat: Tephrosia purpurea from Sodhapur Panipat: It is look like Tephrosia villosa. I attached three different spps,

I agree with …, for it being Tephrosia pumila (Lam.) Pers. as per images herein.




Hampi, KA :: Tephrosia pumila :: ARK2020-053 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Saw this plant in the ancient ruins complex in Hampi, KA in October 2019.

Identified by .. on FB.

Yes, appears to be Tephrosia pumila (Lam.) Pers. as per comparative images at Tephrosia 




Tephrosia, AGRA : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Looking for ID of Tephrosia from Agra, U.P
October 19

T. pumila,



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