Crotalaria scabrella Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Crotalaria ovalifolia Wall. ex Fyson; Crotalaria bourneae Fyson; Crotalaria conferta Fyson; Crotalaria rubiginosa Willd. var. scabrella (Wight & Arn.) Baker
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crotalaria scabrella Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Cherukonna (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Key identification features : Spreading undershrub, densely grey pubescent; corolla yellow; pod stalked
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Collector(s) Name : R. Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 04/10/1970
  • Collection Nos : R.R.Rao 970
  • Collection Locality : B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar district (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chamarajanagar district, Tumakuru district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Coimbatore district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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 scabrella. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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