Ormocarpum sennoides (Willd.) DC. (Syn: Hedysarum sennoides Willd.; Ormocarpum cochinchinense (uct. non (Lour.) Merr.; Ormocarpum sennoides subsp. sennoides );
Irula: Sethari kodi Tamil: Elumbotti
A straggling shrub, to 3m.
Flower- In axillary racemes, 3-5-flowered; yellow. Flowering from December-January.
Fruit- A pod, longitudinally striate, prickly, warted; seeds oblong. Fruiting January onwards.
Field tips- Branchlets and pods warty.
Leaf Arrangement- Alternate-spiral
Leaf Type- Imparipinnate
Leaf Shape- Obovate
Leaf Apex- Retuse
Leaf Base- Cuneate
Leaf Margin- Entire
Rare in the scrub jungles from plains to 400m. peninsular India and Sri Lanka.
(Attributions- Keystone Foundation
ANNOV23 Please identify this Fabaceae shrub : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary
9th November 2014
It must be Ormocarpum sennoides. Very nice pictures!
Very unique type of pods. Is it THE character for ID?
I have a doubt regarding the species of this plant.
How is it different from Ormocarpum cochinchinense ?
It looks like there is confusion in the nomenclature.
As per FoC, Ormocarpum sennoides (Willd.) DC. is a synonym of Ormocarpum cochinchinense (Lour.) Merr.
But according to ILDIS, both are accepted names and both the species are present in India:
An another record of ILDIS suggests that Ormocarpum cochinchinense auct. non (Lour.) Merr. is a misapplied name for Ormocarpum sennoides (Willd.) DC. subsp. sennoides (Willd.) DC.
So, we may tentatively call this posted plant from Kerala as Ormocarpum sennoides (Willd.) DC. until this confusion is sorted out.
Thank you very much for this clarification …
ANJAN37/37 Ormocarpum sennoides : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Date: 9th January 2014
Place: Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala
Excellent …, never seen…