Crotalaria pulchra Andrews

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LEGUMINOSAE
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Crotalaria pulcherrima Roxb.; Crotalaria pulcherrima DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crotalaria pulchra Andrews
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests
  • Key identification features : Viscous shrub; flowers bright yellow, elongate panicle; bracts reflexed
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Collection Nos : KFP 478, KFP 5017
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Kurnool district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Ballari district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mandya district, Tumakuru district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, The Nilgiri district, Yercaud Hills, Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; 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 pulchra. Downloaded on 8 July 2020.

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