Caesalpinia crista L. is a scrambling coastal woody climber of the family Caesalpiniaceae. Leaves of C. crista are bipinnate with the rachis. Kuku tupai. Caesalpinia crista. Family Fabacea updated Jan Where seen? This prickly climber is sometimes seen growing wild along the seashore and. A large, prickly, prostrate or climbing, evergreen shrub upto 20 m tall. Branchlets finely grey-downy, armed with hooked and straight hard yellow prickles. Leaves.

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A climber m long that can scramble over tall trees. Message The user has caesakpinia this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you.

Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. The plant is known for its anthelmintic properties, thus it is used in traditional medicine against parasitic worms. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted.

Caesalpinia crista on the NParks Flora and Fauna website: Can include ecosystem services. The portal caesalpiina be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for maintenance.


The fruits cm long are flat smooth pods not prickly with a beak which contain a large black seed. Thorny stems Photograph by: Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat.

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The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon. Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately.

Fruits pods somewhat swollen, oblong, Journal of Ethnopharmacology1: General Biology Found near sandy beaches or at the edge of mangroves. Last update on Email us at dbsthh nus.

Herbarium specimen of the leaves Photograph by: Close-up of the inflorescence Photograph by: The entire compound leaf cm long. A large, prickly, prostrate or climbing, evergreen shrub upto 20 m tall.

Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc.

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Describes biorhythms – those states or conditions characterised by regular repetition in time, whether on the scale of seconds, hours, days, or seasons. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. An on-line version is also available. The plant is armed with tiny little thorns which are often black on a long, strong usually green stem. Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. Seeds orbicular or ovoid to reniform, black, polished, hard.


Extracts from the leaves of this plant also possess antioxidative properties, displaying potential for anti-cancer drugs. Document specific search options Title. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. It also has anti-malarial activity.

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User Group specific search options Title. Assessment of the antioxidant and reactive oxygen species scavenging activity of the methanolic extract of Caesalpinia crista leaf. General description of the sites where the cristx is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat.

The Singapore Red Data Book: Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public.

Caesalpinia crista

Photos of Kuku tupai for free download from wildsingapore flickr. Young stems are red turning green. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India Desc: Singapore University Press, Singapore. Natural History Natural History Cyclicity. According to Giesen, the seeds are used to treat malaria and parasitic worms.