Caesalpinia mimosoides Lam.

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : IMLI FAMILY (ईमली फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Caesalpinia mimosoides Lam.
  • Vernacular name : Pulinakagonrai, Pananjimullu (Tamil); Chingmullu, Drathubanam, Kalthottavadi, Komullu, Puliyindam, Swethamoolam, Theemullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Secondary forests and farmlands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills up to 1400m
  • Key identification features : Branchlets dark purple, emitting a characteristic acid odour when broken
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Vellore district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; 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.
  • 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 mimosoides. Downloaded on 6 July 2020.

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