Geissaspis cristata Wight & Arn. (Syn: Zornia disperma Graham);  

images by Dinesh Valke & Prashant Awale

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gees-SOH-as-pis — from the Greek geisson (hem), and aspis (shield)
kris-TAY-tuh — crested

commonly known as: eyelashes shell beans • Marathi: बारकी barki

Native to: s. China, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indo-China

 

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20th Sept.,2009- Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Near Panvel; Aakraswadi at the base of Matheran Hill- 13-09-2009; Sahapur- Oct’10?; Barki – indiantreepix | Google Groups Mary Christmas:):):    Flower of the year-2009 – efloraofindia | Google Groups Geissaspis cristata – efloraofindia | Google Groups

  

 

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Geissaspis cristata Wight & Arn. 
gees-SOH-as-pis — from the Greek geisson (hem), and aspis (shield)
kris-TAY-tuh — crested
Sep 25, 2010 … at Sarasgad near Pali, Maharashtra
commonly known as: eyelashes shell beans • Marathi: बारकी barki
Native to: s. China, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indo-China
some views: Sep 25, 2010 … at Sarasgad near Pali, Maharashtra
Nov 1, 2008 … at Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra
Oct 2, 2011 … at Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra


We photographed similar on Chakrata trip. I will upload just now separately, kindly confirm.


 
Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week :: Geissaspis cristata- PKA3:

Small herb, stems terete, Prostrate. Photographed near “Dukes Nose- Khandala”.
Bot. name: Geissaspis cristata
Local Name (Marathi): Barki
Family: Fabaceae


This is a gem of a plant.
You had posted it as your best picture of 2009. Shot at Akraswadi near Matheran.
I really like this one. I always thought that this must be a rare plant and I won’t be able to observe this but I could spot it last month in Mulshi

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Geissaspis cristata
Mulshi Pune.
A very small tiny procumbant herb found growing in rice field edge in Mulshi


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Geissaspis cristata Wight & Arn.
at Karnala Bird Sanctuary on November 1, 2008
at Sarasgad on September 25, 2010 
at Manikgad on September 11, 2011 
at Karnala Bird Sanctuary on October 2, 2011 


 

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Geissaspis cristata from Kusur-Lonavala.


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