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Parochetus communis

Accepted name

Parochetus communis D. Don1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9


Cosmiusa repens Alef.2
Parochetus maculata R. Br.2, 4
Parochetus major D. Don1, 2, 4, 8
Parochetus oxalidifolius Royle2, 8


Tribe: Trifolieae;  Genus: Parochetus

Vernacular names

Shamrock Pea6; Shamrock Pea10


Perennial non-climbing herb;  not threatened


Environmental2; Medicine11

Geographical records

Africa:   Ethiopia(N)1, Kenya(N)1, Malawi(N)1, Mozambique(N)1, Rwanda(N)1, Tanzania(N)1, Uganda(N)1, Zaire(N)1

Asia1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23:   Bangladesh(N)20, Bhutan(N)5, China(N)8, India(N)3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, Indonesia-ISO(N)4, 9, 23, Java(N)9, Myanmar(N)3, 4, Nepal(N)7, 21, Sri Lanka(N)2, 4, Thailand(N)22, Vietnam(N)4

China:   Sichuan8, Xizang Zizhiqu8, Yunnan8

India:   Arunachal Pradesh14, Assam3, Himachal Pradesh16, Jammu-Kashmir15, Karnataka3, Manipur17, Meghalaya3, Punjab18, Sikkim5, Tamil Nadu12, Uttar Pradesh19, West Bengal13

Indonesia-ISO:   Bali23

Pacific Ocean6:   New Zealand (North)(I)6, New Zealand (South)(I)6

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Afromontane forest1; Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket1; Afromontane bamboo thicket1

Literature citations

Description1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 24, 25;  Distribution26;  Illustration1, 4, 5, 10, 23, 24, 27, 28


2004-11 (S Asia) Kumar S & Sane P;     Coordinator: 2005-06 Roskov YR


1:Gillett, J.B. et al. (1971) Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop.E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
2:Rudd, V.E. (1980) A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 1: 428-458 Fabaceae
3:Sanjappa, M. (1992) Legumes of India. Dehra Dun: Bishen Singh Mahendra...
4:Thuan, N. et al. (1987) In: Flore du Cambodge, du Laos et du Vietnam, Vol. 23. P.
5:Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. (1987) Flora of Bhutan, Vol. 1. (Part 3). Edinburgh: RBG
6:Webb, C.J. et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand Vol IV
7:Ohashi, H. (1979) Leguminosae In: Hara & Williams: EnumerationFlwingPl. Nepal2: 103-
8:Wei, Z. & Huang, Y.Z. (1998) Galega & ... In: Fl. Reip. Pop. Sinicae, 42 (2) (Leguminosae 5)
9:Backer, C.A. (1963) Flora of Java. Groningen, The Netherlands
10:Horn, P.E. & Hill, G.D. (1987) What Legume is That?
11:Jain, S.K. (1991) Dictionary of Indian Folk Medicine and Ethnobotany
12:Nair, N.C. & Henry, A.N. (1983) Flora of Tamil Nadu, India Vol. 1
13:Chaudhuri, A.B. (1993) Forest Plants of Eastern India
14:Hajra, P.K. et al. (1996) Materials for the Flora of Arunachal Pradesh Vol. 1
15:Polunin, O. & Stainton, A. (1984) Flowers of the Himalayas
16:Chowdhery, H.J. & Wadhwa, B.M. (1984) Flora of Himachal Pradesh Vol. 1
17:Deb, D.B. (1961) Dicotyledonous plants of Manipur territory 3 (3 & 4): 253-350
18:Bamber, C.J. (1915) Plants of the Punjab
19:Naithani, B.D. (1984) Flora of India series 3. Flora of Chamoli.B.S.I. Calcutta
20:Sanjappa, M. (2000) Checklist of the Leguminosae in South Asia. Typescript
21:Shrestha, K.K. (1998) Revised checklist of the Legumes of Nepal (manuscript)
22:Heald, J. (1992) Specimen in Herb. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
23:Van Steenis, C.G.G.J. (1972) The Mountain Flora of Java. Brill, Netherlands.
24:Thulin, M. (1983) Opera Botanica 68: 1-223. Leguminosae of Ethiopia
25:Robyns, W. (Ed.) (1953) Flore Du Congo Belge 4. Genisteae, Sophoreae.
26:Dy Phon, P. (1981) Adansonia 3: 111-119. Taxons nouveaus pour la flore de l'Indo
27:Troupin, G. (1984) Flore du Rwanda
28:Matthew, K.M. (1996) Illustrations on the Flora of the Plain Hills, South India.

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