Chamaecrista mimosoides (L.) Greene

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Basionym : Cassia mimosoides L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : 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 : Dry and 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
    • 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.
  • 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 mimosoides. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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