Aeschynomene americana L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aeschynomene americana L.
  • Common name : American Joint Vetch, Shy leaf, Sola Pith Plant.
  • Vernacular name : Sorghas (Hindi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Riversides and moist locations
  • Comments / notes : Occasiona along riversides and ponds
  • Key identification features : Decumbent or erect herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : DUP, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Cuttack district, Bolangir district, Ganjam district, Bargarh district, Kalhandi district, Sambalpur district, Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Cultivated
  • Native : Tropicla America
  • World Distribution : India, Caribbean, Java, Philippines, Central America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara.
  • 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=Aeschynomene americana. Downloaded on 24 August 2019.

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