Chamaecrista pumila (Lam.) K.Larsen

 
  • Family : CAESALPINIACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Basionym : Cassia pumila Lam.
  • Synonym(s) : Chamaecrista pumila (Lam.) V. Singh; Senna prostrata Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Chamaecrista pumila (Lam.) K.Larsen
  • Common name : Dwarf Senna
  • Vernacular name : Chota aura (Hindi); Nela thagache (Kannada); Nallajeeluga (Telugu); Ot-loandra (Sanskrit); Sarmal (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests and grasslands also on plains
  • Comments / notes : In foothills to 800m
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 06/09/2012
  • Collection Nos : FAP 40311
  • Collection Locality : Idupulapaya, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Kadapa district, Srikakulam district, Kurnool district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Tropical Africa, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; 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; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India.
  • 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 pumila. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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