Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Distribution: W. Pakistan, Punjab; India (Uttar Pradesh, Madras, Mysore); Bhutan; Nepal.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Perennial shrub, branches pilose, hairs spreading or not. Leaves stipulate, stipules lateral, lanceolate, c. 1 cm long; leaf c. 5-9 cm long, rachis canaliculate. Petiole c. 2-4 mm. Gland cupuliferous, sessile, situated on the rachis, c. 1 mm from lowest pair of leaflets. Leaflets 13-24 pairs, c. 8-14 mm long, c. 2-2.5 mm broad, entire, cuspidate, glabrous, rarely pilose below, wide on one side. Flowers yellow, solitary axillary, pedicel 3-4 cm long; bracteoles 2.2-3 mm long, alternate, the upper situated c. 2-5 mm from the calyx base. Sepals 5, c. 6-7.5 mm long, pilose. Petals c. 9-10 mm, obtuse. Stamens 10, sometimes 7. Legume c. 3-4 cm long, 4 mm broad, pilose. Seeds c. 12.
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Type Information

Holotype for Chamaecrista tabascoensis Britton & Rose
Catalog Number: US 941900
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): J. N. Rovirosa
Year Collected: 1890
Locality: Santa Anita., Tabasco, Mexico, North America
  • Holotype: Britton, N. L. & Rose, J. N. 1930. N. Amer. Fl. 23: 299.
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flower/Fruit

Fl. Per.: August-September.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: TNR - Not Yet Ranked

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