Crotalaria verrucosa L.

  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crotalaria verrucosa L.
  • Common name : Blue Rattle Pod, Blue Rattleweed, Blue-Flowered Rattlepod, Sweet Pea, Tooth-Leaved Rattlepod, Warty Crotalaria, Warty Rattlebox
  • Vernacular name : Kilu kiuppai, Salangaichedi (Tamil); Gilli Gicha (Telugu); Sonapushpi (Sanskrit); Kilukiluppa (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and plains near moist places
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains to 600m, abundant on river banks.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Chittoor district, Anantapur district, Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Krishna district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Ballari district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Kolar district, Mandya district, Raichur district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Khurda district, Ganjam district, Puri district, Kandhamal district, Keonjhar district, Nayagarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District;N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. verrucosa. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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