Crotalaria sericea Retz

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Synonym(s) : Crotalaria retzii Hitchc.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Crotalaria spectabilis Roth
  • Common name : Showy Rattlepod, Greater rattlepod
  • Vernacular name :
    • Sanni, Ghungri (Hindi)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Common in dry deciduous and open forest
  • Comments / notes : It yields a fairly strong fibre
  • Key identification features : Bracts leafy. Flowers yellow, tinged with purple. Pods stipitate, oblong
  • Flower, Fruit : -old season
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Delhi : Vasant Kunj
  • Native : Indian Subcontinent to Taiwan
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Maheshwari K.J (1963). Flora of Delhi: 113
    • Duthie J.F.(1960). Flora of The Upper Gangetic Plain Vol.1: 191
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Crotalaria sericea. Downloaded on 18 June 2024.

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