Geissaspis cristata Wight & Arn. (Syn: Zornia disperma Graham);
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gees-SOH-as-pis
— from the Greek geisson (hem), and aspis (shield)
kris-TAY-tuh — crested
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commonly known as: eyelashes shell beans • Marathi: बारकी barki
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Native to: s. China, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indo-China

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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.



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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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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Geissaspis cristata :: Kusur-Lonavala :: PKA-OCT-05 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (5)
Geissaspis cristata from Kusur-Lonavala.

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

Geissaspis cristata – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Flower of the year-2009 – efloraofindia | Google Groups

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195 ID wild plant Geissaspis cristata: 17 images.

Please confirm the ID of wild plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 15.11.2021, 08.40am
Habitat: wild, moisture, rocky bed, stream side
Plant habit: creeping, branches, slender weak angular stem 01mm in diameter, annual
Height: 10 cm
Leaves: alternate, quadripartite, leaflets opposite 02 pairs, ovate, size:01×0.5cm or less
Flower: bracts, racemose, diameter:02.5mm, yellow with brown, non fragrant, closed around 11.00am
Fruit: capsule, ovate, compressed, single, green into brown, size:04×03mm
Seed: brown, single, pea shaped, size:03×02mm
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s


Very beautiful images. Excellent.
For me the ID is correct. I knew it as Zornia species. Now the name is changed.


I remember to have seen this somewhere in Wayanad during my visit. Of course long back.
Am I permitted to use these beautiful images/ sharing with other plant lovers ?


Yes, offcourse, share it as per your will dear …, thank you for your expression of interest to share my photos, if you want more please inform me,



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