Crotalaria verrucosa L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species : Crotalaria verrucosa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crotalaria verrucosa L.
  • Common name : Blue Rattle Pod
  • Vernacular name : Sonapushpi (San.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 4545, KFP 10217
  • Key identification features : A large herb with an angled stem. Leaves are simple, ovate-rhomboid with prominent nerves and large stipules. Flowers are in terminal racemes, upto 3 cm and attractive. Pod is oblong, densely hairy when young.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : Asia
  • Comments : Common in plains, roadsides and open places and also on sandy sea-coast.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Kolar, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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