Smithia sensitiva Aiton

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Smithia sensitiva Aiton
  • Vernacular name :
    • Odabrini (Hindi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Rare in Eastern Ghats
  • Key identification features : Much branched prostrate herb
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Cecil J.Saldanha, K.P.Sreenath
  • Collection Date : 20/09/1979
  • Collection Nos : KFP 9151
  • Collection Locality : Kulur, Mangalore-Surathkal road
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Sambalpur district, Puri district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Jammu and Kashmir : Jammu and Kashmir
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Hainan, India, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Hainan, India, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Smithia sensitiva. Downloaded on 27 May 2024.

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