Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Walp.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Robinia sepium Jacq.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Walp.
  • Common name : Quickstick Tree, Agriculturist's Bush, The Spotted Gliricidia
  • Vernacular name : Gobbrada gida (Kannada); Vivasaaya thagarai (Tamil); Cheema konna, Seema konna (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Planted
  • Comments / notes : Introduced in plains to 1400m; also in coffee plantations.
  • Key identification features : Deciduous tree, cultivated as a green manure plant on the bunds of agricultaral field and in edges of gardens
  • Flower, Fruit : February-May
  • Native : S.America
  • World Distribution : Introduced in tropics of the world
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : 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; 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.
  • 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=Gliricidia sepium. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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