Tephrosia purpurea – Common Tephrosia

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Zizina otis – Lesser Grass Blue by Rajesh Prabhakar Mahajan from Vadodara, Gujarat in 2020.



Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550.

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 14 Jan 2022. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000203860.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 14 Jan 2022. URL: https://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Common%20Tephrosia.html.

Page citation

Mahajan, R. P. and N. Kawthankar. 2023. Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers. – Common Tephrosia. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/tephrosia-purpurea, accessed 2023/12/08.