Cleome aspera J.König ex DC., Prodr. 1: 241 1824. (Syn: Cleome diffusa Roxb. [Illegitimate]; Cleome prostrata J.König ex Steud.);

Images by Prabhu Kumar KM, identified by Vijayasankar


ID Plaese: Please give an idea about family or genus.

Characters: stipules 0, sepal and petal 5, equal; Stamens 5, free; marginal placentation; capsule glabrous, 15-18 seeded.

you may check it for Cleome aspera.
Image by Shrikant Igalhalikar


Cleome found recently near Belgaum for ID. Pls validate if it is Cleome aspera J.König ex DC. 
Small herb 15-25 cm long; stem diffuse, branched from base, angled, with distant triangular prickles. Leaves 3 foliolate, 2-3 cm; petioles 5 mm; leaflets linear oblong, lateral leaflets 2 cm, terminal leaflet 3 cm, margins glandular spinous. Flowers solitary axillary on slender pedicels 1-1.5 cm long. Petals with reddish brown band on the back; gynophore 0, stamens 4. Capsules 2-3 cm, striate, stalked.

I think matches with images at Cleome aspera J.König ex DC.




Cleome aspera J.König ex DC : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4) – around 850 kb each.

Cleome aspera J.König ex DC
Place : Chilkigarh, Jhargram, WB
Date : May 2020



Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002- Description & Keys- Cleome monophylla, Cleome gynandra, Cleome viscosa, Cleome rutidosperma, Cleome angustifolia, Cleome aspera, Cleome chelidonii & Cleome felina)
Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Volume 1 By N. P. Singh (1988- Keys- Cleome monophylla, Cleome gynandra, Cleome viscosa, Cleome angustifolia, Cleome aspera, Cleome simplicifolia & Cleome felina)   

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