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Chamaecrista nictitans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Cassieae
Subtribe: Cassiinae
Genus: Chamaecrista
(L.) Moench

About 330;[1] see text.

Chamaecrista is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. Members of the genus are commonly known as sensitive pea.[2] Several species are capable of rapid plant movement.

Selected species[edit]


  1. ^ International Legume Database & Information Service search for Chamaecrista as of April 4, 2010
  2. ^ "Chamaecrista". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Chamaecrista at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Chamaecrista at Wikispecies