Aeschynomene indica 

Scope: Global
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Aeschynomene indica
Species Authority: L.
Common Name(s):
English Indian Jointvetch

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-02-10
Assessor(s): Gupta, A.K.
Reviewer(s): Smith, K., Nguyen, T.H.T. & Bhat, G.K.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.

This is a widespread species which faces no major threats and is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species has a very wide global distribution although its native range is not clear. It is widespread from the United States across the tropics to southeast Asia; widespread in tropical and subtropical Asia. In China is it recorded from a number of provinces (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Gui­zhou, Hainan, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhe­jiang), and from Bhutan, India (Kashmir), Japan, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam; tropical Africa (Senegal to Ethiopia and from northern Somalia southward to the Transvaal and Namibia, throughout the South Sahelian and Sudanian ecozones and also on Sao Tome and Madagascar including Zimbabwe and Mozambique), southwest Asia, Australia, Pacific islands, and South America.

In Australia, it occurs as far south as northern New South Wales and the northern parts of the Flinders Ranges of South Australia.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales, South Australia); Bhutan; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang); India (Jammu-Kashmir); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Madagascar; Malaysia; Mozambique; Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland)); Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Sao Tomé and Principe (Sâo Tomé); Senegal; Somalia; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; United States; Viet Nam; Zimbabwe
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):100
Upper elevation limit (metres):1200
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Population [top]

Population:No population information is available although it is believed to be high and not declining.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species grows in field margins, ditches, grasslands, trail sides and river margins in sunny places between 100 and 1,200 m above sea level (eFlora 2011).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is used for green fertilizer, medicinal purposes, and as an industrial raw material (eFlora 2011).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No conservation actions for this species are required.

Citation: Gupta, A.K. 2011. Aeschynomene indica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T168855A6541322. . Downloaded on 29 March 2017.
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