Flemingia strobilifera

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Flemingia strobilifera
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Flemingia strobilifera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Cajaninae
Genus: Flemingia
Species: F. strobilifera
Binomial name
Flemingia strobilifera
(L.) W. T. Aiton[1]
  • Flemingia bracteata (Roxb.) Wight
  • Flemingia fruticulosa Benth.
  • Flemingia strobilifera var. bracteata (Roxb.) Baker
  • Flemingia strobilifera var. fruticulosa (Benth.) Baker
  • Hedysarum bracteatum Roxb.
  • Hedysarum strobiliferum L.
  • Moghania bracteata (Roxb.) H.L.Li
  • Moghania fruticulosa (Benth.) Mukerjee
  • Moghania strobilifera (L.) J.St.-Hil.
  • Moghania strobilifera (L.) Kuntze
  • Moghania strobilifera (L.) Jacks.
  • Zornia strobilifera (L.) Pers. [2]

Flemingia strobilifera is a flowering plant in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the sub family Faboideae. Flemingia strobilifera is native to Eastern Asia. It is common in China, Taiwan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Laos, Myanmar; Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Philippines.[1]

It is known as makhiyoti (মাখিয়তী) in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. It is an essential part of the Bihu (গৰু বিহু) festival, during which the cattle are washed and gently beaten with twigs of this plant.[3]