Crotalaria mysorensis Roth

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crotalaria mysorensis Roth
  • Common name : Rattlebox
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and scrub jungles, mostly in the plains
  • Comments / notes : On moist hill slopes and fallow fields to 1100m.
  • Key identification features : Densely silky erect undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Collector(s) Name : R. Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 27/12/1971
  • Collection Nos : R.R. Rao 1597
  • Collection Locality : B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar district (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, East Godavari district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Sambalpur district, Kalhandi district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Salem district, Vellore district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • Native : India, Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : Southeast Asia, Malaysia, 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; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India
  • 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 mysorensis. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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