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Common name

English: Roundleaf Sensitive Pea


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Chamaecrista (3)

            Epithet: rotundifolia (Pers.)Greene (7)

Synonyms: Cassia bifoliolata Collad., Cassia fabaginifolia Kunth, Cassia monophylla Vell., Cassia pentandra Raddi, Cassia pentandria Larranaga, Cassia rotundifolia Pers., Cassia tenuivenosa M.E.Jones, Chamaecrista bifoliolata (Collad.)Greene

bifoliolata => two-leafed

monophylla => one-leaved

pentandra => five-stamen - from Greek ‘penta’ (five) and ‘andron’ (male)

pentandria => five-stamen - from Greek ‘penta’ (five) and ‘andron’ (male)

rotundifolia => referring to the rounded leaves


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Chamaecrista rotundifolia at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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