Caesalpinia crista L.

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : IMLI FAMILY (ईमली फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Synonym(s) : Butea loureiroi Spreng.; Caesalpinia axillaris (Lam.) DC.; Caesalpinia crista var. parvistipula Urb.; Caesalpinia jayabo var. gemina (Lour.) M.Gómez; Caesalpinia laevigata Perr.; Caesalpinia nuga (L.) W.T.Aiton; Caesalpinia paniculata (Lam.) Roxb.; Caesalpinia scandens B.Heyne ex Roth; Caesalpinia scandens J.Koenig ex Baker; Caesalpinia szechuenensis Craib; Genista scandens Lour.; Guilandina axillaris Lam.; Guilandina crista (L.) Small; Guilandina gemina Lour.; Guilandina nuga L.; Guilandina paniculata Lam.; Guilandina parvifolia Stokes; Guilandina rotunda Noronha; Guilandina vulgaris Oken; Ticanto nuga (L.) Medik.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Caesalpinia crista L.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Sanna gejjuga (Kannada)
    • Mullu-tiga (Telugu)
    • Kalaichikai (Tamil)
    • Sagargota (Marathi)
    • Aattuparanda, Kakamullu, Manjapoovalli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests and mangrove forests
  • Comments / notes : Tidal forests
  • Key identification features : Prickly and scandent
  • Flower, Fruit : February-June
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Raigad
    • Odisha : Jagatsinghpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Ramanathapuram district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tiruchirapalli district
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman and Nicobar Island
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : India, Southeast Asia, Polynesia, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
    • Parkinson, C.E. 1923. A Forest Flora of the Andaman Islands, Govt. of India, Shimla
    • 157
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Caesalpinia crista. Downloaded on 22 June 2024.

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