Cassia absus L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Caesalpinioideae
  • Species : Cassia absus
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Chamaecrista absus (L.)H.S.Irwin & Barneby
  • Common name : Hairy Cassia
  • Vernacular name : Chakshushya (San.); Chakur, Chaksu, Banar (Hin.); Kadu huliga (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2437, KFP 10518, CS 1843
  • Key identification features : An undershrub with attractive flowers. Leaves are alternate, pinnately compound, often with glands on petiole. Petals are pink. Stamens are nearly 10. Anthers dehisce by apical pores. Ovules are many. Pod is flat and transversely septate.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Africa
  • Comments : Occasional in wastelands and along roadsides.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bidar, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Kodagu, Mysore, Shimoga, Tumkur, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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