Crotalaria laevigata Lam.

 
  • 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 laevigata Lam.
  • Vernacular name : Dodda bangu gida (Kannada)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Disterbed semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Fairly common in deciduous and semi-evergreen forests.
  • Key identification features : Small erect undershrub; flowers yellow, axillary racemes; leaves elliptict-oblong
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Mysuru district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : India, Madagascar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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 laevigata. Downloaded on 6 July 2020.

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