|Scientific Name:||Aeschynomene indica|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Smith, K., Nguyen, T.H.T. & Bhat, G.K.|
This is a widespread species which faces no major threats and is assessed as Least Concern.
|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.
Native: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
|Lower elevation limit (metres):||100|
|Upper elevation limit (metres):||1200|
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|Population:||No population information is available although it is believed to be high and not declining.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|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).|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||No|
|Use and Trade:||This species is used for green fertilizer, medicinal purposes, and as an industrial raw material (eFlora 2011).|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known threats to the species.|
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T168855A6541322.en . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.|
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