Taxon: Chamaecrista nictitans (L.) Moench

 
Genus: Chamaecrista
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
      Tribe: Cassieae
        Subtribe: Cassiinae
Nomen number: 310909
Place of publication: Methodus 272. 1794
Name Verified on: 18-Dec-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Kansas, - Missouri, - Oklahoma, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte, - Baja Sur, - Chihuahua, - Durango, - San Luis Potosi, - Sinaloa, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas, - Zacatecas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Guerrero, - Jalisco, - Michoacan, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Queretaro, - Quintana Roo, - Tabasco, - Veracruz, - Yucatan
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Amapa, - Amazonas, - Bahia, - Ceara, - Espirito Santo, - Maranhao, - Mato Grosso, - Mato Grosso do Sul, - Minas Gerais, - Para, - Parana, - Pernambuco, - Rio de Janeiro, - Rio Grande do Sul, - Rondonia, - Santa Catarina, - Sao Paulo
    • Caribbean: Aruba; Bahamas; Cuba; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago - Trinidad; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Chaco, - Corrientes, - Formosa, - Jujuy, - Misiones, - Salta; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador - Cotopaxi, - Guayas, - Loja; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Brummitt, R. K. 1994. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 41 (Taxon) 43:272.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Foster, S. & J. A. Duke A field guide to medicinal plants: Eastern/Central North America, 2nd ed. 2000 (EastC Med Pl)
  • Irwin, H. S. & R. C. Barneby 1982. The American Cassiinae: a synoptical revision of Leguminosae tribe Cassieae subtribe Cassiinae in the New World Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 35:823-843.
  • Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  • Lewis, G. P. & P. E. Owen Legumes of the Ilha de Maraca. 1989 (Leg Maraca)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Reveal, J. L. 1992. (1040) Proposal to conserve the name and type of Chamaecrista nictitans Moench (Taxon) 41:135.
  • University of Texas at Austin, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network database (on-line resource). (Native Pl Database)
  • Wilbur, R. L. Leguminous plants of North Carolina. 1963 (Leg NCarolin)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image