Crotalaria trifoliastrum Willd.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Lupinus trifoliatus Rottl. ex Willd.; Crotalaria medicaginea DC. 1825, non Lam. 1786
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crotalaria trifoliastrum Willd.
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, along roadsides and plains
  • Comments / notes : On the sandy banks of water cources
  • Key identification features : Flowers yellow in long racemes
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Pathanamthitta district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Keonjhar district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Bhutan
  • 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; 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 trifoliastrum. Downloaded on 11 December 2019.

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