SMITH-ee-uh — named for British botanist and physician Sir James Edward Smith
sal-soo-GIN-ee-uh — from the Latin salsa (salt or salty); referring to brackish habit

commonly known as: brackish smithia

Native to: s China, India, Myanmar

China (N); Guangdong; Hong Kong (N) ; India (N) ; Dadra-Nagar-Haveli ; Daman ; Diu; Goa; Gujarat; Karnataka ; Kerala ; Maharashtra ; Rajasthan ; Tamil Nadu ; Myanmar (N) as per ILDIS;  


 

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Date/Time : September 26, 2009 at 12.05pm IST
Location Place : banks of Kundalika River (White Water River Rafting end-point), near Kolad
Altitude : 32 m
GPS
: 18°26’22.08″N, 73°15’47.56″E
Habitat : wild
Type : scrub forest near river bank
Plant
Habit
: herb
Height : about 1 m
Length : – not a climber –
Leaves
Type
: compound, 3 – 5 pairs of leaflets
Shape : leaflet: oval oblong
Size : leaflet: 1 – 2 cm x 0.5 – 1 cm
Inflorescence
Type
: lax panicle
Size : please refer photo
Flowers
Size
: about 10 – 12 mm
Colour : yellow
Calyx : do not know


the plant, with the cool minded observation found to be Smithia sensitiva Aiton ..


Smithia sensitiva I hope !!


This plant must be Smithia salsuginea.
… post at https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!topic/indiantreepix/twIrOb1IjaY shows this species at his farm.


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Smithia salsuginea: Mass flowering of Smithia sasulginea occurs on my property at Shahapur in September and fruiting generally occurs in September & October. Sending a few of my photographs.


Many many thanks … for showing this plant.
Requesting you to validate my plant queried for ID at efi thread.
It must be Smithia salsuginea; and not S. sensitiva.


Yes, this is Smithia salsuginea. This was identified for me by Dr.Almeida & Santosh Yadav while on a visit to my property.

The description of “the small fruit of Smithia sensitiva” is also Dr. Almeida’s.


Nice one … Flowers in dichotomous, corymbose panicles…..


Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week :: Smithia salsuginea at Kolad: Smithia salsuginea Hance

SMITH-ee-uh — named for British botanist and physician Sir James Edward Smith
sal-soo-GIN-ee-uh — from the Latin salsa (salt or salty); referring to brackish habit

Sep 26, 2009 … on banks of Kundalika river near Kolad, Maharashtra
commonly known as: brackish smithia
Native to: s China, India, Myanmar
some views: Sep 26, 2009 … on banks of Kundalika river near Kolad, Maharashtra


 

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Fabaceae member from khopoli: Pl give some clue to identify the following plant;

Locality: Donvat, Khopoli, Raigad district, Maharashtra
Date of collection: 30.09.12
Habit: Herb upto 5 ft high
Stem: Hispid, yellowish wit reddish tinge
Leaves: Paripinnate, 7 pairs,
Flowers: Yellow 2 cm long, Standard petal with two red spots,
Fruits: Ovate, 0.7 cm long, seeds brownish, flat.
Most probabaly i feel it might be Smithia.


Smithia salsuginea . Will send my photographs of this later.


Some of my photographs are already in the archives of this group and they are available at this link

 

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Small herb for ID : 03102013 : RV 1 : Attachments (3).3 posts by 3 authors.

Please help to identify this small herb found in SGNP, Mumbai, flowering profusely, and the picture is taken just yesterday. (2.10.13)


Do check for Smithia bigemina…


This is Smithia salsuginea. Please check this link


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Smithia salsuginea Hance
at Kolad on September 26, 2009 
Requesting to please ID this plant growing wild by the roadside in Mumbai in October 2013.
Is it some Smithia?


This is most probably Smithia bigemina Dalz.


efi pics for S. bigemina show 2 pairs of leaflets. This plant has 3 pairs.
Would appreciate feedback on whether this is S. bigemina only.


Smithia salsuginea Hance ??


On further checking comparative images at Smithia, I also feel it is more closer to Smithia salsuginea Hance as per images, details and references herein.


 

 
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