Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. (Syn. Bonduc minus Medik., Caesalpinia bonducella (L.) Fleming, Caesalpinia crista “L., p.p.A”, Caesalpinia crista Thunb., Caesalpinia cristata Prowazek, Caesalpinia grisebachiana Kuntze, Caesalpinia sepiaria sensu auct. (misapplied name); Caesalpinia sogerensis Baker f., Guilandina bonduc Griseb., Guilandina bonduc L., Guilandina bonducella L., Guilandina crista (L.)Small; Guilandina gemina Lour.; Guillandina bonduc L.; Guillandina bonducella (L.) Fleming);
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Native to: Indian subcontinent, Malesia, tropical regions of Africa and Americas
The seeds used for playing;
ID please: This picture was clicked at Murbad during monsoon.
– The prickly plant is Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. Has lot of medicinal value.
– In Marathi Gajage or Sagargote
– Gajjagada gida in Kannada. Common in forests/ scrub jungles in Karnataka and TamilNadu
Seed for ID: I was told that this seed was medicinal, but nobody knew even the local name!
Location: Sacred Grove
This is likely to be Caesalpinia bonduc
In Marathi we call it as Sagargota. सागरगोटा The seeds used for playing.
Yes, the shining grey seed nearest to us in the pic is what I know as Sagargota..
I also saw it on a site called “Sea beans“. Interesting how it’s got that name in English; almost like a translation of Sagargota!
Additional information from PROTA base
This one is a large climbing, thorny shrub.
Bot.Name: Caesalpinia bonduc
Local name: Sagargota
Branches are greyish and have yellow prickles.
Photographed at “Dighave village, near Dhule”, Maharashtra
Yes very nice pictures, and plant is medicinal.. very common on coastal regions.
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) :: Caesalpinia bonduc in northern Western Ghats: Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb.
ses-al-PIN-ee-uh — named for Andreas Caesalpini, Italian botanist
BOND-ook — derived from Arabic word for hazelnut, referring to hazelnut like seeds
Jub 27, 2010 … at Maval, Maharashtra
commonly known as: bonduc nut, febrifuge nut, fever nut, molucca bean, nicker nut, sea pearl • Assamese: লেটাগুটি letaguti • Bengali: নাটাকরঞ্জ natakaranja • Hindi: गजगा gajga, कटकलेजी kat-kaleji, कटकरंज kat-karanj, पांशुल panshul, पट्टिल pattil, पूतिक putik, पूतिकरंज putikaranj • Kannada: ಗೆಜ್ಜುಗ gejjuga • Konkani: गझगो gazgo • Malayalam: കഴഞ്ച് kazhanchi • Marathi: कटुकरंज katukaranja, सागरगोटी sagargoti • Nepalese: कारौन्जी karaunjee • Oriya: gila • Punjabi: ਬੇਲ ਕਰੰਜਵਾ bel karanjwa, ਮਿਠਲਾ mithla • Sanskrit: अङ्गारःवल्लरी angarhavallari, कण्टकिकारंज kantakikaranja, कुबेराक्षी kuberakshi, लताकरंज latakaranja, पट्टिल pattil, पूति puti, रक्तकरंजवृक्ष raktakaranjavruksha, विटपकरंज vitapakaranja • Tamil: கச்சூரம் kaccuram, கழற்சி kalarci, கெச்சக்காய் kecca-k-kaay, வஜ்ரபீஜம் vajrapijam • Telugu: గచ్చ gatstsa, శూకజంబుక sukajambuka, యక్షాక్షి yakshakshi • Urdu: کرنجه karanja
Native to: Indian subcontinent, Malesia, tropical regions of Africa and Americas
more views: Jub 27, 2010 … at Maval, Maharashtra
Dec 16, 2009 … at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park), Mumbai
Aug 22, 2009 … at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park), Mumbai
Oct 4, 2008 … at Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Caesalpinia bonduc from Panipat: Caesalpinia bonduc from Panipat
Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae (Caesalpiniaceae) Week: Caesalpinia bonduc Pune: Caesalpinia bonduc
Flora of Haryana: Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. from CCS HAU Campus Hisar: Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. from CCS HAU Campus Hisar
Plz id this shrub: pa24 – 2nov2012: Plz id this large shrub from Mumbai region. The stem and branches are full of spines.
This could be Moullava spicata (Dalzell) Nicolson.
Marathi name: Waghati
Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. of Caesalpinaceae I think
Yes I also agree for Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. of Caesalpinaceae
Yes this Caesalpinia bonduc. The curved spines in the stem is clearly visible.
I too think that this is Caesalpinia bonduc
Agreed. This is Sagargota [not Wagati]. Have both on my property at Shahapur. Sending a few of my photographs to showcase its salient features.
Identification is tricky when one finds an unknown plant without its flowers or fruits. After searching for quite sometimes, i think, i finally come closer to its ID.
Species : Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. ?
Bengali name : NATA (assuming the ID is correct)
Habit & Habitat : wild shrub (?) in a low wasteland at village outskirts, about 5 feet, highly prickly, i am sorry for failing to provide further details, for i thought it would be easy to ID this unique plant
Date : 18/8/12, 3.42 P.M.
Place : Khanpur (Hooghly – Howrah border)
sites visited :
I saw these around Bolpur one winter.. had fruits green though so no seeds were collected or photographed
I hope oneday i will be able to find its flowers or fruits.
This is Caesalpinia bonduc (Linnaeus) Roxburgh. = NATA or NATA KARANJA (নাটা করঞ্জা) in Bengali.
Hooghly Today : Caesalpinia bonducella Fleming : Attachments (9). 1 post by 1 author.
In FBI and FI, Caesalpinia bonducella Fleming and C. bonduc Roxb. are two different taxa.
FBI describes —
Illustrations – http://www.plantillustrations.org/species.php?id_species=172361
I was wrong earlier – efi thread
Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb from Kamrup district (Metro) : Attachments (11). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Attached images are Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb
Location: Kamrup district(Metro)
Family : Caesalpiniaceae
Genus & species : Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb
Habitat: Grows wild on roadside
Habit : Shrub
Flower : Yellow
Fruits : Spiny
Excellent Set of Pics
ID Please : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb.( = C. boducella (L.) Fleming), Fam: Caesalpiniaceae;
Fevernut, katkaranj, Gachcha kay
Yes Caesalpinia bonduc
TSPNOV2015-41: Images of Caesalpinia bonduc (Fabaceae) : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
It is my pleasure to share few images of Caesalpinia bonduc (Fabaceae)
Habit: Large armed shrub
Habitat: Wild, Dry deciduous forest..
Sighting: Devarayanadurga, Tumkur, Karnataka, about 800 msl
Date: 25-08-2015, 20-10-2014, and 14-01-2015
very nice complete set with pods too
Sagargota in Marathi. We use to play with the seeds of the same.
Throw the seed in air and catch it with other seeds in hand one/two——/seven in hand. Use to be fun
Shrub id from Chandigarh PM 2-10-2017 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Habit- large bushy shrub with spreading branches on the ground
Leaves- Bipinnate, 12-14 leaflets, paripinnate, Inflorescence raceme with yellow flowers
It looks like Caesalpina cristata
Thanks, …, for the Id.
I also feel these are closer to images at Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. rather than those at Caesalpinia crista L.
yes it is Caesalpinia bonduc, it is common in our area
Fwd: Caesalpinia bonduc( L.) Roxb. : 4 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2) – 3 mb each.
Sir, namaskar. Kindly validate the photos of Caesalpinia bonduc, known as Gila in Odiya, Kuberaakshya in Sanskrit taken at Achyutpur, Balakati, dist- Khorda, Odisha taken on 17/08/2019 (flowering) & 9/10/2019 (fruiting), noted for it’s seeds played by children
Attachments (3)- 2 mb each.
Your id appears correct as per Caesalpinia bonduc
Nepali names of Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. : 4 posts by 2 authors.
Two names for Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. from Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal
गैंदे कंद gainde kanda and कारौन्जी karaunjee … I hope I have typed them correctly in native script; please validate.
Nepali Names : कंजु /Kanju/ गैँडे काँडा Gaide Kaandaa/ काँडे कुवेराक्ष Kaande Keveraaksh/ करौजु Karauju/ करौँजी Karaujee/ करकरे Karakare/ बोक्सी काँडा Boksee Kaandaa/ गनेगेरी Ganegeree
Thank you very very much …, for the Nepali names of Caesalpinia bonduc.
Names of Plants in India :: Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. : 7 posts by 4 authors.
ID Request – 030521AS01- Is this Caesalpinia bonduc?: 3 images.
28/04/21, 10:30 am
Location- Near Madhai, GPS- 78.1306, 22.6113
Habitat- Wild Type-Found near a seasonal stream in shade in a dry tropical forest.
Plant Habit– Climber
Height/Length- The height for this one was about 2.5 m
Leaves- Alternating leaves twice pinnate with thorns even on the stems of the leaflet.
The colour of the stem ranged from an ashy brown to a yellow with green blotches. The stem was covered with spines.
Fruits- A Prickly pod like fruits with two seeds in it. The seeds are smooth and grey in colour.
Also what is the difference between Crista and Bonduc?
You’re right …, I too agree with you for bonduc,
Pod spiny…….. bonduc,
Pod not spiny….. crista,
Yes from me also. It is seen in the Chamundi hill area. Gajjaga in Kannada.
The Plant List Flora of China Flora of Pakistan Flora of Nepal Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post Flowers of India NPGS / GRIN Wikipedia Wikimedia Commons Nature photography by Shirley Denton A Sea-Bean Guide: Gray Nickarbean (Caesalpinia bonduc) Caesalpinia Bonduc, Fever nut, Kantkarej Herb, Benefits, Information