Crotalaria hirta Willd.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crotalaria hirta Willd.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub jungle
  • Comments / notes : Often in plains to 750m.
  • Key identification features : Flowers yellow; pods black when ripe
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : India
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Rao & Razi, 1981 – Mysore
  • 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 hirta. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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