Chamaecrista leschenaultiana (DC.) Degener

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Basionym : Cassia leschenaultiana DC.
  • Synonym(s) : Cassia wallichiana DC.; Chamaecrista nictitans (L.) Moench subsp. patellaria (Collad.) Irwin & Barneby var. glabrata (Vogel) Irwin & Barneby; Cassia patellaria Collad. var. glabrata Vogel; Cassia mimosoides var. auricoma Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Chamaecrista leschenaultiana (DC.) Degener
  • Vernacular name : Avarekkachedi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist and shaded habitats on the hills of deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Found growing in open places, rare
  • Key identification features : Bushy herb
  • Flower, Fruit : June-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district
  • Native : Pantropical
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Bhutan, SE. Tropical Asia, Pakistan and introduced in Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : K.S.Rao-Flowering Plants of IISC, 2009; Pullaiah, T. & Karuppusamy, S., 2008. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 5; Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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=Chamaecrista leschenaultiana. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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