Mimosa polyancistra Benth.

 
  • Family : MIMOSACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mimosa polyancistra Benth.
  • Vernacular name : Errasandra, Pariki (Telugu)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Scrub forests
  • Key identification features : Thorny shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Prakasam district, West Godavari district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district
  • Native : Mexico
  • World Distribution : Introduced to India, Mexico, West Indies
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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=Mimosa polyancistra. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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