Caesalpinia crista L.

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Synonym(s) : Caesalpinia nuga (L.) Aiton; Guilandina nuga L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : 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
    • 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
  • 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.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Caesalpinia crista. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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