Cleome rutidosperma DC., Prodr. 1: 241 1824. (Syn. Cleome ciliata Schumach. & Thonn.; Cleome dodecandra Banks ex Wight & Arn. (ambiguous synonym); Cleome guineensis Hook.f.; Cleome rutidosperma DC. ex Schult. f.; Cleome rutidosperma var. hainanensis J. L. Shan; Cleome thyrsiflora De Wild. & T.Durand);
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Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic, Sao Tome, Principe Isl., Annobon Isl., Bioko Isl. (Fernando Poo), Sudan, South Sudan, Congo (Brazzaville), D.R.Congo (Zaire), Uganda, Angola (incl. Cabinda), Zambia, Tanzania, Chad, Cuba (I), Hispaniola (I), Jamaica (I), Puerto Rico (I), Virgin Isl. (I) (Tortola (I), Virgin Gorda (I)), Lesser Antilles (I) (Antigua (I), Dominica (I), Grenada (I), Guadeloupe (I), Martinique (I), Montserrat (I), St. Kitts (I), St. Lucia (I), St. Vincent (I)), Tobago (I), Trinidad (I), French Guiana (I), Costa Rica (I), Panama (I), Honduras (I), Nicaragua (I), Mexico (I), Venezuela (I), Brazil (I), Cape Verde Isl. (Ilha de Sao Tiago), India (I) (Uttar Pradesh (I), Bihar (I), West Bengal (I), Assam (I), Gujarat (I), Maharashtra (I), Karnataka (I), Tamil Nadu (I), Kerala (I)), Andaman Isl. (I), Nicobar Isl. (I), Maldives (I), Lakshadweep Isl. (Laccadives) (I), Sri Lanka (I), Bangladesh (I), Myanmar [Burma] (I), Thailand (I), Borneo (I), Sulawesi (I), Sumatra (I), Java (I), Laos (I), Philippines (I), peninsular Malaysia (I), Singapore (I), USA (I) (Florida (I)), Christmas Isl. (I) (Austr. (I)), China (I) (Hainan (I)) as per Catalogue of life (Sieruela rutidosperma (DC.) Roalson & J. C. Hall);
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fringed spider-flower • Marathi निळी तिळवण nili tilwan;
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klee-OH-me — ancient name for a mustard-like plant
roo-tih-do-SPER-muh — wrinkling, rutilant, shining, referring to seed
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Native of: tropical Africa; naturalized elsewhere
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Edible use:
leaves (as VEGETABLE) cooked or added to soup (somewhere in Africa)
It is important ingredient of Indo-caribbean Herbal Formulations (Transcultural Pharmacy) for Kidney Diseases.
In India in form of Aerides+Cleome based Herbal formulations it is used to treat troubles due to Sexual Excess;
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Description: Erect, branched, annual herb 12-90 cm tall, with angular stems. Leaves palmately trifoliolate, with a stalk; leaflets ovate to lanceolate, 2-5 cm long; Flowers solitary, axillary, zygomorphic; sepals 4, petals 4; Fruit a 2-valved, beaked capsule 5-7 cm long; Seeds numerous, black to brown.
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Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002- Description & Keys- Cleome monophylla, Cleome gynandra, Cleome viscosa, Cleome rutidosperma, Cleome angustifolia, Cleome aspera, Cleome chelidonii & Cleome felina)   
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[EfloraIndia_211211PD01_Cleome rutidosperma-Flora of Odisha: sharing the images of Cleome rutidosperma

Name of the species: Cleome rutidosperma
Family: Capparaceae
Place of collection: ranpur, Nayagarh, Odisha
Habit: Herb
habitat: Wild. Roadside in disturbed areas

Description: Erect, branched, annual herb 12-90 cm tall, with angular stems. Leaves palmately trifoliolate, with a stalk; leaflets ovate to lanceolate, 2-5 cm long; Flowers solitary, axillary, zygomorphic; sepals 4, petals 4; Fruit a 2-valved, beaked capsule 5-7 cm long; Seeds numerous, black to brown.


Blue flowered Cleome is really a treat to eyes.


It is important ingredient of Indo-caribbean Herbal Formulations (Transcultural Pharmacy) for Kidney Diseases.
In India in form of Aerides+Cleome based Herbal formulations it is used to treat troubles due to Sexual Excess.



 

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Cleome rutidosperma (family : Capparidaceae) Hooghly, WB :  Attachments (5).  7 posts by 4 authors.
I think this is what … identified as Cleome rutidosperma in one of his earlier post. Bengali name given to C.hurhure is HOLDEY HURHURE (HOLDEY = yellow), so, we may call it NIL HURHURE !!!
Species : Cleome rutidosperma (family : Capparidaceae)
Type : wild herb
Height : about 20 inches
Leaf : trifoliate, 34mm x 14mm (apex)
Date : 19-Feb-2012, 11.14 A.M.
Place: Nalikul (Hooghly District), West Bengal

Identification affirmative.


yes … the ID is correct. Very good capture.



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Capparaceae and Cleomaceae fortnight ::Cleome rutidosperma from Chennai: BRS 3 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Sharing the images of Cleome rutidosperma



 

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Capparaceae and Cleomaceae Fortnight : Cleome rutidosperma : Mumbai : 040913 : AK-7 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Cleome rutidosperma seen in Mumbai during the post monsoon season.


Adding a picture of the pod taken recently in August.



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Capparaceae and Cleomaceae Fortnight:: Cleome rutidosperma. SMP 14 : 1 image. 3 posts by 3 authors.
Cleome rutidosperma

Again Wonderful Shot..



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Capparaceae and Cleomaceae Fortnight : 06092013 ARK-04 : Cleome rutidosperma from Mumbai – September 2012:  Attachments (6). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Attached are pictures of Cleome rutidosperma captured from various places in Mumbai in September 2012.

Very beautiful indeed …



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Capparaceae and Cleomaceae Fortnight: Cleome rutidosperma from Mumbai ::: PKA19:: :  Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Cleome rutidosperma from Mumbai.

 

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SYMBIOSIS :446 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Attaching an image of a male Striped Albatross butterfly on the flower of Cleome rutidosperma (SPIDER FLOWER).



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SYMBIOSIS : 447 :  Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Attaching an image of a common Grass yellow butterfly on the flowers of Cleome rutidosperma (SPIDER FLOWER).


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SYMBIOSIS : 461 :  Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Attaching an image of a Common Pierrot butterfly on the flowers of Cleome rutidosperma.


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SYMBIOSIS : 462 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Attaching an image of a Lime Blue butterfly on thr flowers of Cleome rutidosperma.


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Shrub for ID ii : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5).
Growing near sewage line
Bangalore 23rd April 2014

This is the Common Spider Flower [Cleome rutidosperma].


Cleome rutidosperma.
Cleomaceae.
You can search the earlier posts of this plant on the group page for comparison.

Cleome rutidosperma matches, thank you very much.



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BND 2 and 2 B : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please ID this small herbaceous plant. Stem, purplish brown with long internodes and trifoliate leaves. Flowers are pinkish. Could it be a Cleome sp. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in March 2012.


Cleome rutidosperma DC



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BRS 486 22072013 : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 3 authors.

Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. confirmation.
Date: 22.07.2013
Location: Chennai, Adyar.
Habitat: Urban
Habit: Herb

Cleome rutidosperma.


Cleome burmannii Wight & Arn.



Cleome rutidosperma DC.
klee-OH-me — ancient name for a mustard-like plantDave’s Botanary
roo-tih-do-SPER-muh — red seeded Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: fringed spider-flower • Marathi निळी तिळवण nili tilwan
Native of: tropical Africa; naturalized elsewhere
References: Flowers of India PIERGRINFurther Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park) on 18 JUL 10

Yes … my plant also looks similar to you. Thanks for id and correction


… I am no longer comfortable with this ID until someone posts C. burmanni. Hope it happens during this fortnight.


Here is a link to the thread in which the plant that I had posted was ided as Cleome burmanni by … Unfortunately I don’t have flower pictures.
efi thread


… yes I am aware of your post …

Was eagerly hoping to see you post flowers during that time.
Had been to the spot the next week, but could not locate the plant.
Let us hope we get to see the flower soon.

You can see Cleome rutidosperma var. burmannii in the thread: BRS 486 22072013 (Identified by …).
To me it appears similar to your posted plant at first glance.


 

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Cleomaceae (spider-flower, cleome family) » Cleome rutidosperma
Synonym: Cleome ciliata
klee-OH-me — ancient name for a mustard-like plant
roo-tih-do-SPER-muh — wrinkling, rutilant, shining, referring to seed

Native of: tropical Africa; naturalized elsewhere
Edible use:

leaves (as VEGETABLE) cooked or added to soup (somewhere in Africa) … Vegetables <http://tinyurl.com/3a43elo> By G. J. H. Grubben
… not sure of edible use known in India



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Psyche cat. on Cleome rutidosperma:  Found this caterpillar on a Cleome sp., i think, is Cleome rutidosperma. But the flowers are more violet here than my earlier post on the same species where the flowers were blue! Maybe seasonal variation!

Now, as my mentors in this group have taught me to use the name of the taxonomist behind every nomenclature, i find the name DC. ….well. let me read more about DC. …Ah! here it is – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustin_Pyramus_de_Candolle.
But, who is the caterpillar? More net search tells me that it is a caterpillar of Psyche butterfly and Cleome is their LF plant.
Thanks God, er, EFI, now everything is in order!
(i am not a believer of so-called God)
Species : Cleome rutidosperma DC.
Habit & Habitat : wild herb, 1 foot height, roadside
Date : 20-05-12, 8.45 a.m.
Place : Nalikul, Hooghly

On a second thought it appears to me that the caterpillar may not be a Psyche cat. but a Striped Albatross cat. – caterpillarclubonline



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Cleome rutidosperma:  3 images.
Cleome rutidosperma
Nili Tilwan
Today at Alibag, Maharashtra

 


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Cleome rutidosperma DC. ?? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Location:  Sevok, WB, India
Date: 18 May 2018
Altitude: 700 ft.
Habit : Wild

I also feel close to images at Cleome rutidosperma



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SYMBIOSIS : 1378 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Honey bee visiting flowers of Cleome rutidosperma.

Nice to see …, honeybees with rutidosperma,



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SYMBIOSIS : 1382 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Common Pierrot butterfly visiting flowers of Cleome rutidosperma.
… had an observation that the flower itself looks like a tiny butterfly. Nature is full of wonders.


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symbiosis : 1381 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Lime blue butterfly visiting flowers of Cleome rutiddosperma.

Cleome rutidosperma itself looks like a small butterfly with large antenna !
It got its match !



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SYMBIOSIS : 1384 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Common Grass Yellow visiting flowers of Cleome rutidosperma.


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SYMBIOSIS : 1403 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Common Hedge Blue butterfly visiting Cleome rutidosperma.


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SYMBIOSIS : 1411 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Psyche butterfly visiting flowers of Cleome rutidosperma.


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SYMBIOSIS : 1389 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Lime Blue butterfly visiting flowers of Cleome rutidosperma.

very nice. do you have just the pictures of the plant and flowers like for study of their features i.e. good focus


I think this appears more closer to Cleome rutidosperma var. burmannii

SYMBIOSIS 1411 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Blue throated Barbet Feeding on fruits of Flacortia jangomas (PANIAL)

The plant is of Cleome rutidosperma



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MS/May/2020/4 ID of Cleome : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Please I D the plant.
Photograph taken a few months back in Mysore.
Cleome sps (C. rutidosperma ???)

Other recipients:
I guess ID is correct. Let us wait for then opinion from other members! Thank you. Saroj Kasaju
I guess ID is correct. Let us wait for then opinion from other members!

Yes it’s rutidosperma …,
I newly reported to Andhra Pradesh,


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Please help ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)- 2 mb each.
This small flower plant was photographed growing in between shaded footpath in Versova, Mumbai.
I found the blue anthers very interesting. Is it solanum genus? Please help with Id. Note the bean like fruit.

Cleome rutidosperma

Oh it’s Cleome rutidosperma. Just found out.


Yes, it’s Cleome rutidosperma only,


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SYMBIOSIS : 1480:
Attaching a collage of Striped Albatross visiting flowers of Cleome rutidosperma.


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Requesting a herb id: 1 high res. image.
3/10/2021
IISER campus adjoining Agasthyamalai biosphere reserve, Thiruvananthapuram.
Herb
Found them adjoining roadside walkways,
nectar guides are seen in the inner petals (white colored with purple outline).


Cleome rutidosperma DC.


… is correct


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170 ID wild plant Cleome: 14 images.

Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 05.10.2021, 08.20am
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: small shrub, erect, branches, slender weak fleshy angular stem 02.5mm diameter, hairy, annual
Height: 02 feet
Leaves: alternate, tripartite, leaflet ovate, apex, hairy, bitterly, size:5×3cm or less
Flower: racemose, 4 petals, size, diameter:12mm, violet, non fragrant
Fruit: lengthy cylindrical beans green into brown, size:9×0.5cm
Seed: brown, granular, numerous
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s

Cleome rutidosperma DC.


Yes, it is, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant,



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References:
Catalogue of life (Sieruela rutidosperma (DC.) Roalson & J. C. Hall);

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