Crotalaria leptostachya Benth.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Crotalaria leptostachya Benth.
  • Common name : Slender Spiked Rattlepod
  • Vernacular name :
    • Khul-khuli (Hindi)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Tropical moist deciduous forests
  • Key identification features : Erect annual herb; Leaves alternate, oblong-lancelike; Flowers yellow; Fruits pods.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-December
  • Collection Nos : Talbot 80, CS 1963
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Mysuru district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Maharashtra : Thane district
  • Native : India
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
    • 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 leptostachya. Downloaded on 24 June 2024.

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