Crotalaria speciosa Heyne ex Roth

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crotalaria speciosa Roth
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Moist and dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On hills of exposed slopes.
  • Key identification features : Leaves silky; flowers yellow in capitate raceme; standard petal silky
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kurnool district, Anantapur district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Vellore district, Salem district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Tiruvannamalai district, Ramanathapuram district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • 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; 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 speciosa. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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