Crotalaria albida Heyne ex Roth

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Crotalaria montana Roxb. Fl. Ind. 3: 365. 1832; non Roth Nov. Pl. Sp. 335. 1821.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Crotalaria albida Roth
  • Common name : Hill Rattle wort
  • Vernacular name :
    • Banmethi (Hindi)
    • Kondagiligichcha (Telugu)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hill clumps up to 1000m. Common throughout hill sides
  • Key identification features : Diffused much branched woody plant
  • Flower, Fruit : September-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Kurnool district, West Godavari district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Ballari district, Chikkamagaluru district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Southeast Asia, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • 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 et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • 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
    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan
    • Saldanha, 1984
    • Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore
    • Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Coorg
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Crotalaria albida. Downloaded on 24 June 2024.

Botanical Description

Herbarium Specimen(s)

Field Image(s)

Habitat

India Distribution

World Distribution

Creative Commons License
India Flora Online by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.