Parochetus communis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Parochetus communis
Species Authority: D.Don
Common Name(s):
English Blue Oxalis, Shamrock Pea
Parochetus major D.Don
Parochetus oxalidifolia Royle

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-10-06
Assessor(s): Mani, S.
Reviewer(s): Lakshminarasimhan, P., Gunaga, S., Rasingam, L., Raghavan, R. & Molur, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Parochetus communis is assessed as Least Concern as the species is widely distributed, common and without any known threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

Parochetus communis occurs in the tropics from Africa, South and South East Asia and the Pacific Islands. In India it is known from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Manipur, Meghalaya, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Angola (Angola); Bangladesh; Benin; Bhutan; Burkina Faso; Cambodia; Cameroon; China; Comoros; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Ethiopia; Gabon; Ghana; India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Karnataka, Manipur, Meghalaya, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal); Indonesia; Kenya; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Mauritania; Mozambique; Myanmar; Nepal; New Zealand; Nigeria; Philippines; Rwanda; Senegal; Singapore; Somalia; South Sudan; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Togo; Uganda; Viet Nam; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]


There is no information about population of this species.

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

It is mostly located in submontane or montane forest floor, and on stream and river banks in damp shady places (ILDIS).

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

No use has been reported for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

No threats have been reported for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No conservation actions are in place for this species.  Studies on distribution and threats are recommended.

Citation: Mani, S. 2013. Parochetus communis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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