Aeschynomene indica L.

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Aeschynomene indica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aeschynomene indica L.
  • Common name : Buddapea
  • Vernacular name : Laugauni (Hin.); Bendu kasa (Kan.); Netti (Tam.); Tigajeluga, Jeeluga (Tel.); Sola, Paintentulia, Lajuari, Tenteng (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : A large annual undershrub to a small shrub-like bush on marshes, ponds and puddles of water. Stem is slender and erect. Leaves are pinnately compound and is prickly. Flowers (less than a cm) are 1-4 in short axillary racemes. Corolla creamish-white with maroon nectar guide. Pods are about 3-4 cm, straight and 6-10-jointed.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : America
  • Comments : From plains to low-lying hills on marshy places and wet pasture lands near water.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. indica. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.


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