Crotalaria nana N. Burman

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crotalaria nana Burm.f.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands and patcher lands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 900m on slopes, grasslands, pasturelands etc.
  • Key identification features : Prostrate herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Ganjam district, Kendrapara district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Indo-Malaysia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malesia
  • 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 et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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.
  • 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 nana. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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