Crotalaria ramosissima Roxb.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crotalaria ramosissima Roxb.
  • Common name : Unifoliate Rattle wort
  • Vernacular name : Thonasi thoppalu (Kannada)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Plains, scrub jungles and foothills of deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Between quartzite rocks in open forests
  • Key identification features : Woody herb, villous hairs. Flowers in racemes, with yellow oil bracts and calyx
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Anantapur district, West Godavari district, Guntur district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Chitradurga district, MDY, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Tumakuru district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Ramanathapuram district
  • Native : 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
  • 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 ramosissima. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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