Crotalaria verrucosa L.

 
  • 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 verrucosa L.
  • Common name : Blue Rattle Pod, Blue Rattleweed, Blue-Flowered Rattlepod, Sweet Pea, Tooth-Leaved Rattlepod, Warty Crotalaria, Warty Rattlebox
  • Vernacular name :
    • Kilu kiuppai, Salangaichedi (Tamil)
    • Gilli Gicha (Telugu)
    • Sonapushpi (Sanskrit)
    • Kilukiluppa (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Tropical moist deciduous forests, plains near moist places
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains to 600m, abundant on river banks.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Chittoor district, Anantapur district, Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Krishna district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Ballari district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Kolar district, Mandya district, Raichur district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Sindhudurg district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Khurda district, Ganjam district, Puri district, Kandhamal district, Keonjhar district, Nayagarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Australia, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Bhutan, Borneo, Cambodia, China, Hainan, India, Jawa, Lakshadweep Islands, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, V
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Australia, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Bhutan, Borneo, Cambodia, China, Hainan, India, Jawa, Lakshadweep Islands, Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2001 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 2
    • J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi
    • Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi
    • Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Crotalaria verrucosa. Downloaded on 18 June 2024.

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