Crotalaria obtecta var. glabrescens (Benth.) Baker

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Basionym : Crotalaria glabrescens Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crotalaria obtecta var. glabrescens (Benth.) Baker
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Key identification features : Large shrub; leaves and branches glabrescent
  • Flower, Fruit : December-March
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1182
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Davanagare district
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Kottayam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, The Nilgiri district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southwest India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; 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 obtecta var. glabrescens. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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