Crotalaria prostrata Rottl ex willd.

 
  • 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 prostrata Willd.
  • Vernacular name : Serigally gista (Telugu); Vishnukarni (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Mixed and Sal forest, also moist deciduous forests and in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills to dry slopes to 750m.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy, Arun Singh R & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 25-02-2016; 25-02-2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0506; HJCB-0498
  • Collection Locality : Mahanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, Nyagarh district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, Kurnool district, West Godavari district, Prakasam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Kolar district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Dharwad district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Alappuzha district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Kalhandi district, Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Tiruchirapalli district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district, Tirunelveli district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Southeast Asia, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara.
  • 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 prostrata. Downloaded on 6 July 2020.

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