Smithia conferta Sm. (Syn. Damapana conferta (Sm.) Kuntze; Smithia conferta var. geminiflora (Roth) T.Cooke; Smithia geminiflora Roth; Smithia geminiflora var. coferta Baker [Spelling variant]; Smithia geminiflora var. conferta Baker; Smithia hispidissima Zoll. & Morong);
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SMITH-ee-uh — named for British botanist and physician Sir James Edward Smith … Wikisource
KON-fer-tuh or kon-FER-tuh — crowdedDave’s Botanary
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commonly known as: paired flower smithiaMalayalam: തിരുതാളി thiruthaaliMarathi: नाईची भाजी naichi bhajiSanskrit: लक्ष्मणा laksmana • Tamilஇலைகண்ணி ilaikanni
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Native to: s China, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, s-e Asia, n Australia
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India (N) ; Andhra Pradesh ; Bihar ; Dadra-Nagar-Haveli ; Daman ; Delhi ; Diu ; Goa ; Gujarat ; Haryana; Himachal Pradesh ; Jammu-Kashmir ; Karnataka ; Kerala ; Madhaya Pradesh; Maharashtra ; Manipur ; Meghalaya ; Mizoram; Nagaland; Orissa ; Pondicherry ; Punjab ; Rajasthan ; Sikkim ; Tamil Nadu ; Tripura ; Uttar Pradesh; West Bengal & other countries as per ILDIS;
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‘Stem not bristly, flowers in axils of terminal leaves and leaflets 8 pairs’
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Smithia conferta Sm.
at Gaimukh, Thane on August 23, 2008 
at Karnala Bird Sanctuary on October 2, 2011 
at Sarasgad on September 25, 2010 
at Vaghbil on September 27, 2008
at Vaghbil on September 27, 2008


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Sharing few photographs of Smithia conferta (Family: Fabaceae).
Location: Mankhurd (Mumbai).
Plant habit: herb.
Date/Time: 29-09-2012 / 08:25AM


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Smithia sp SN Mar 50 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).

Kindly confirm the identity of this Smithia sp from Bahamandala, Coorg, Karnataka


Smithia species so far in efi 


I think Smithia bigemina.


The species belongs to Smithia conferta



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ANDEC03 Smithia sp. for identification : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Nelliyampathy, Kerala
November 2014


look like Smithia conferta 


Thank you …


Smithia conferta ? – indiantreepix | Google Groups : Near Colva Beach, Goa on 28/9/ 09;


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verification of id: please find photos of few named flowering plants that needs to be verified.


Please visit the following link and see the attachment. Wikimedia image

It looks like S. conferta to me, a diffuse herb.


The flowers’ raceme of S. sensitiva rise from axils. The plant posted here shows flowers nestled at the tip among pair of leaves.



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Place : Dombivli
Date : September 2011
Habitat : Wild


… possibility of S. sensitiva; but do not remember to have observed any hint of those red marks on the large petal.


it look like S. hirsuta or S. setulosa to me, any of … please provide more photos


S. conferta from ‘Stem not bristly, flowers in axils of terminal leaves and leaflets 8 pairs’. This is the late flowering sp. as well.]


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SMITH-ee-uh — named for British botanist and physician Sir James Edward Smith
KON-fer-tuh or kon-FER-tuh — crowded
Aug 23, 2008 … along Ghodbunder Road near Gaimukh, Thane, Maharashtra
commonly known as: paired flower smithia
Native to: s China, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, s-e Asia, n Australia
another view: Aug 23, 2008 … along Ghodbunder Road near Gaimukh, Thane, Maharashtra

Sep 25, 2010 … at Sarasgad, near Pali, Maharashtra


I was waiting for your pictures of this plant. (I don’t have any).

Nicely depicted crowded leaves along with the text describing the meaning of the binomial

Nice one … Sharing the photograph of the same from Matheran region.


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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week_Flora of Bannerghatta_111111GK03_Smithia conferta:  Smithia conferta of Leguminosae family

Date/Time- 15-10-2011

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Kalpetta, Waynad, Kerala

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Swampy area

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Trailing Herb

Height/Length- on the ground

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Compound leaf with 3-6 pairs of leaflets

Inflorescence Type/ Size- Axillary clusters (usually 2-3)

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- Yellow

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- Not seen yet


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Smithia conferta at Mankhurd:  Sharing few photographs of Smithia conferta (Family: Fabaceae).
Location: Mankhurd (Mumbai).
Plant habit: herb.
Date/Time: 29-09-2012 / 08:25AM

Superb close up and side lighting in number three… dew drops are catching the light just right…
Winning picture for random category of macro /close up… from me…:)



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Names of Plants in India :: Smithia conferta Sm. : 1 post by 1 author. 1 image.
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Smithia conferta Sm. … family: Fabaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
SMITH-ee-uh — named for British botanist and physician Sir James Edward Smith … Wikisource
KON-fer-tuh or kon-FER-tuh — crowdedDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: paired flower smithiaMalayalam: തിരുതാളി thiruthaaliMarathi: नाईची भाजी naichi bhajiSanskrit: लक्ष्मणा laksmana
botanical names: Smithia conferta Sm. … synonyms: Smithia geminiflora Roth • Smithia hispidissima Zoll. & Morong … The Plant List(2013). Version 1.1.


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Please help with validating the name elakanni of Smithia conferta Sm. and giving it in the native script.

Reference: ENVIS – FRLHT


The name ‘elakanni’ literally translates to எலகண்ணி. A more formal translation would be இலைகண்ணி (ilaikanni). I would prefer to use the latter one.



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SK150OCT19-2016:ID : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)

Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Pashupati Forest Kathmandu Nepal on 16 October 2016 at 4400 ft.


I think Smithia sp.


Smithia conferta Sm. (accepted name) ???


Smithia conferta Sm.’ Yes.


Nepali Name: लक्ष्मन बुटी Laxman Buti



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SK 2766 02 October 2020 : 11 posts by 2 authors. 9 images- 2 to 7 mb each.

Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Date: 14 September 2020
Elevation: 1340m. 
Habit: Wild
Smithia conferta Sm. ??

Yes. Appears so as per FoC illustration, as per checklist of Nepal and comparative images at Smithia


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Mumbai, MH :: Smithia for ID :: ARK2021-036: 4 images.

Requesting to please ID this plant captured growing in a private garden in Mumbai, MH in June 2012.

Pics resemble those of Smithia conferta on efi. Kindly provide ID.


Smithia conferta J.E.Smith



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