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Aeschynomene indica

Fabaceae (pea, or legume family) » Aeschynomene indica

 

es-kee-no-MEE-nee -- from Greek aeschyn (causing shame); refers to leaves closing up

IN-dih-kuh or in-DEE-kuh -- of or from India

 

commonly known as: budda pea (in Australia), hard shola pith, Indian jointvetch, kat sola, trailing sesbania • Assamese: কুঁহিলা kuhila • Bengali: কাঠ শোলা kath shola • Hindi: सोला sola • Japanese: kusanemu • Kannada: ಬೆಮ್ಡುಕಸ bemdukasa • Konkani: nalabi • Malayalam: neli-tali • Manipuri: chinggonglei • Marathi: kinomin, nalabi • Nepalese: सोला sola • Oriya: surlo • Portuguese (Brazil): angiquinho, maricazinho, papquinha, pinheirinho • Tamil: கோத்திரம் kottiram, நெட்டிவகை netti-vakkai, தக்கை takkai • Telugu: జీలుగబెండు jiluga bendu, తీగజీలుగ tiga jiluga

 

Distribution: naturalized in paleotropics & West Indies, exact native range obscure

 

 

References: Flowers of IndiaNPGS / GRINFAOPIER species infoeFlora

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Taken on September 20, 2008