Crotalaria acicularis Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crotalaria acicularis Benth.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Open grassy places, dry forests
  • Comments / notes : Open grassy places
  • Key identification features : Procumbent, slender herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Sambalpur district, Mayurbhanj district, Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar, Java, Philippines, China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Crotalaria acicularis. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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