Cleome rutidosperma DC.

 
  • Family : CAPPARACEAE
    (Caper Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KARIL FAMILY (करील फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CLEOMACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cleome rutidosperma DC.
  • Vernacular name : Neelavela (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist places
  • Comments / notes : Introduced
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Bukkapatnam R.F. (Anantapur district)
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Alappuzha district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Khurda district
  • Native : Tropical Africa
  • World Distribution : India, Tropical Africa, Caribbean, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats 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; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharastra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. 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=Cleome rutidosperma. Downloaded on 20 April 2021.

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