Crotalaria spectabilis Roth

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Crotalaria sericea Retz.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crotalaria spectabilis Roth
  • Common name : Cats Bell, Rattlebox, Rattleweed, Yellow Crotalaria
  • Vernacular name : Jhunjhunia (Hindi); Junka, Jhunka, Haridijiling (Oria)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Mixed and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in dry deciduous and open forests.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-May
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 27/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0528
  • Collection Locality : Barbera forest, Khurdha district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Mayurbhanj district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Theni district
  • Native : Pantropical
  • World Distribution : Old world and Polynesia
  • 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 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; Ravichandran, V. 2016. Taxonomic and Phytogeographical investigation on endemic plants of Western Ghats with special reference to Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu (Ph.D. thesis work); Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India
  • 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 spectabilis. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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