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Common Name : Grasslike Zornia     -       Scientific Name : Zornia gibbosa (Fabaceae)       -       Other Name : Samampani (S)
Illanda Mottai
12/07/2013
Illanda Mottai
12/07/2013
Illanda Mottai
12/07/2013

Other than in Sri Lanka this species is found in India, to Malaysia in Australia and China. It is a tiny plant with very small flowers that is found along with grass.

The conservation status of this species is regarded as “Least Concerned”.
(National List 2012).

I have seen this species only in the dry lowlands of the country. In traditional medicine the roots of this species are used to induce sleep in children.

In Wilpattu I observed the flowers of this species in bloom after the rains in December at Illanda Mottai.