Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Walp.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Robinia sepium Jacq.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Walp.
  • Common name : Quickstick Tree, Agriculturist's Bush, The Spotted Gliricidia
  • Vernacular name :
    • Gobbrada gida (Kannada)
    • Vivasaaya thagarai (Tamil)
    • Cheema konna, Seema konna (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Comments / notes : Introduced in plains to 1400m; also in coffee plantations.
  • Key identification features : Deciduous tree, cultivated as a green manure plant on the bunds of agricultaral field and in edges of gardens
  • Flower, Fruit : February-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Hassan district
    • Kerala : Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Thane district, Mumbai Suburban district
    • Odisha : Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Southwest Caribbean
  • Exotic/Native : Exotic
  • World Distribution : Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Southwest Caribbean
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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=Gliricidia sepium. Downloaded on 19 June 2024.

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