Crotalaria retusa L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Crotalaria retusa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crotalaria retusa L.
  • Common name : Common Rattle Pod
  • Vernacular name : Shanapuspushpi (San.); Khunkhuniyan (Hin.); Gejje gida, Guluguluppahalli (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 6225, KFP 10899
  • Key identification features : A handsome herb with branches furrowed and white-hairy. Leaves are simple, obovate, retuse at apex, glabrous above and silky-hairy beneath. Inflorescence is a many-flowered terminal raceme. Flowers are pretty, 2.5-3 cm, yellow with purple tinge. Pod is stalked with many seeds.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Asia
  • Comments : Frequently seen in waste places.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bidar, Bijapur, Chikamagalur, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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