Legumes (Angiosperms: Fabaceae) of Bagalkot District, Karnataka, India

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Jagdish Dalavi
Ramesh Pujar
Sharad Kambale
Varsha Jadhav-Rathod
Shrirang Yadav


Fabaceae Lindl. or Leguminosae is one of the largest families of Angiosperms.  Due to adaptability in various climatic conditions, members of the family Fabaceae are worldwide in their distribution.  Globally, Fabaceae is represented by 770 genera and 19,500 taxa.  Bagalkot is one of the largest districts of northern Karnataka and falls under the Deccan Peninsular region of India.  The study area (Bagalkot District) is a rain shadow region and remains dry and hot throughout year.  During floristic analysis of the District the authors recorded 157 species of legumes, which is communicated here in relation to habitat, life forms, distribution, classification and their importance.

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Jagdish Dalavi, Department of Botany, Shivaji University Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416004, India.

Research Scholar, Department Of Botany Shivaji University Kolhapur.

Ramesh Pujar, Department of Botany, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka 580003, India.


Department of Botany, Karnatak University, Dharwad 580003, (India)

Sharad Kambale, Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj’s Arts, Commerce & Science College, Tryambakeshwar, Maharashtra 422212, India.

Assistant Professor

Department of Botany

Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj's Arts, Commerce & Science College, Tryambakeshwar 422212 M.S. (India)

Varsha Jadhav-Rathod, Department of Botany, Shivaji University Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416004, India.

Professor and Head,

Department of Botany,

Shivaji University Kolhapur.

Shrirang Yadav, Department of Botany, Shivaji University Kolhapur, Maharashtra 416004, India.

INSA senior Scientist & Retd, Professor,

Department of Botany, Shivaji University kolhapur, Maharashtra


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