Chamaecrista mimosoides (L.) Greene

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : IMLI FAMILY (ईमली फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Basionym : Cassia mimosoides L.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Chamaecrista mimosoides (L.) Greene
  • Common name : Feather-leaved Cassia, Mimosa-like Senna
  • Vernacular name :
    • Nelaponna (Telugu)
    • Patwa-ghas (Sanskrit)
    • Cheruthakara, Padarchunda, Theemullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Tropical dry deciduous forests, Tropical moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills up to 1600m, on bare slopes and in pasturelands. Also abundant in perennially moist places
  • Flower, Fruit : July-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Prakasam district, Chittoor district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Karjat
    • Odisha : Bargarh district, Ganjam district, Cuttack district, Puri district, Bolangir district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Madagascar
  • World Distribution : Old World tropics
  • 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
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Chamaecrista mimosoides. Downloaded on 17 June 2024.

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