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  Chamaecrista absus
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Caesalpinioideae)
  Citation:  Chamaecrista absus (L.) Irwin & Barneby, Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 35: 664. 1982; V. Singh, Monogr. Indian Subtribe Cassiinae 55. 2001; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 107. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 322. 2009. Cassia absus L., Sp. Pl. 376. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 255. 1878; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 403(285). 1919; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 142. 1985; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 14. 1992; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 163. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 121. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 111. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 197. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karinkolla, Thakarakeera
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  Description: Viscid herbs, puberulus. Leaves 4 cm; leaflets inequalateral, 2-3 x 1.5 to 2 cm, obovate- elliptic, base cuneate, pubescent, glands sessile on the rachis between leaflets; stipule 2-3 mm. Racemes terminal or leaf-opposed, to 6 cm; peduncle to 2 cm; pedicel 0.5 cm; bracts 2-2.5 mm, ovate; sepals 4 mm, oblong, apex acute; petals 5, 6 mm, obovate; stamens 5, 3 longer, dilated. Pod 3.5 x 0.6 cm, falcate, glandular pubescent.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Degraded forest areas, also in the plains
  Distribution: Sri Lanka, Peninsular India and Himalayas
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Peechi, Wadakkanchery, Churullipetty, Chinnar, Thannikkudy, Kannimara, Tiruvalla, Ezhimala, Mulleria, Pooyamkutty
   
 
   
 
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