Smithia sensitiva Aiton

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Smithia sensitiva Aiton
  • Vernacular name : Odabrini (Hindi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Rare in Eastern Ghats
  • Key identification features : Much branched prostrate herb
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Sambalpur district, Puri district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district
  • World Distribution : Asia, Tropical Africa, Australia
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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=Smithia sensitiva. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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