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kroh-tuh-LAR-ee-uh
— Greek krotalos; refers to sound, dried pods make when shaken
ka-LEE-kin-uh — having a persistent (or conspicuous) calyx
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commonly known as: hairy crotalaria • Marathi: केसाळ ताग kesal tag • Kannada: bekkina tharudu gida
.
Native to: tropical Africa, Indian subcontinent, Indo-China, Malesia, Australia
.
Three four hairy species are quite confusing and we have to follow the following keys from Flora of Peninsular India as below:

36 Leaves elliptic lanceolate or oblong, more than twice as long as broad
  38 Stipules prominent ovate lanceolate or lanceolate
    39 Stem with spreading hairs
    41 Pods slightly exserted, 15-20 seeded   …. C.hirta
    41 Pods much exserted , 20-35 seeds
      42 Leaves villous beneath; bracts often 3 lobed; pods subsessile  ….. C.mysorensis
      42 Leaves appressed pubescent beneath; bracts simple; pods shortly stalked …. C.ferruginea
38 Stipules minute or 0.
  43 Pods as long as or shorter than calyx
    44 Calyx to 0.8 cm long; upper two lobes connate except at tip; pods globose … C.linifolia
    44 Calyx to 2.5 cm long; lobes connate at base only; pods oblong …. C. calycina
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Up loading my pic of pods and other vegetative part of Crotalaria calycina

Photographed this small herb in Pench Tiger Reserve on 26-12-05 and 29-9-04

I think id is correct.


Yes … This appears to be C. calycina


This certainly looks like typical C. calycina. Nice pic to identify



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Please help to identify – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 3 images.
These Crotolaria genera are found in Satyamangalam hills at an altitude of 900- 1100M.
ID please?


The last two photos belong to Crotalaria calycina. First photo (IMG_6749) is a different one.



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Plant 6 – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 2 images.
Plant posted here was photographed at Tiwai Hill, near Chas-kaman dam. Request id please


Some Crotalaria is my guess… u would need a lot more pics to id to species level- leaves, stipueles, pods etc.



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Flower of – Crotalaria calycina (Kesal Tag in Marathi) Photo taken at Satara


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2032014Al192 Crotalaria sp. for ID : Attachments (3). 5 posts by 2 authors.
I am not able to figure out if it is actually C. calycina or some other species. Help is appreciated. 


This is C. calycina Schrank. Actually Gamble mentioned 4 types in calycina based on the nature of leaf and the altitude in which they occur. But these all are now reduced to synonymy based on other systematic data.



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ID confirmation : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Please confirm ID
My opinion is Crotolaria naikiana
Place: Nashik City
Date: 9th December 2018
Habitat Grassland

The deflexed pedicels indicates Crotalaria calycina

Thank you … For the ID. But I hope pods included in sepals are a character of C.calycina?
Thank you once against for all the trouble.


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at Tiwai Hill, near Chas-kaman dam– Feb.’09?; Gautala WLS in Jalgaon Dist of Maharashtra on 10 Sept ’10; RKN – from Gautala WLS – IDs pl – efloraofindia | Google Groups

Requesting ID of this herb.
Location: Tungi Fort, Lonavala
Could this be Crotalaria mysorensis?


Yes, it does look like Crotalaria mysorensis.


Does not matches with other images at Crotalaria mysorensis Roth 


I think Its Crotalaria calycina


Images may be of Crotalaria hirta as per images herein. Pl. validate.


yes, I agree, it looks like Crotalaria hirta


I believe this is Crotalaria calycina.


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ID requested for this Crotalaria sp. : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2) – 1 Mb each.

I request for the ID of this Crotalaria sp.
Location: Foothills of Shervaroys (Part of Eastern Ghats), Salem District, Tamil Nadu
Date: 25-11-2015.
Altitude: ca 300 m asl.

Pl. check at Crotalaria, if it is crotalaria.

Thank you Ji. It closely matches with Crotalaria mysorensis, but the leaf characteristics and the height of the plant is not matching.


Crotalaria calycina

Looks like Crotalaria calycina


I have collected Crotalaria calycina from Sirumalai Hills, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu during January & August 2014 which is different from the Crotalaria species I have posted for the ID.
Attached herewith the photos of Crotalaria calycina collected from Sirumalai Hills (Eastern Ghats), Dindigul Dist., Tamil Nadu during 2014.  
Kindly confirm the plant in the original post (from Shervarayan Hills, Salem Dist.) and the currently attached photos (Sirumalai Hills, Dindigul Dist.) are of Crotalaria calycina.
Attachments (2)

May be Crotalaria hirta as per images herein.


I think C.calycina only as per keys herein and as earlier suggested by …


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Reposting for confirming the ID :: Crotalaria calycina : 17 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
I have posted a Crotalaria sp. (Photos 1 and 2) with the below mentioned details for the ID and got the ID as Crotalaria calycina by …
Location: Foothills of Shervaroys (Part of Eastern Ghats), Salem District, Tamil Nadu 
Date: 25-11-2015.
Altitude: ca 300 m asl.
I have also collected Crotalaria calycina (Photos 3 and 4) from Sirumalai Hills (Alt. 900 m asl), Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu during January & August 2014 which is different from the Crotalaria species (Photos 1 and 2) I have posted for the ID. 
Kindly confirm the plants in the attached photos (1, 2) and (3, 4) are of Crotalaria calycina.

You are right in emphasising that these two sets look different, there are wide differences.
I hope identification will be reached, please see the link, my submission from Morni Hills, Haryana resemble your first set…they were also identified as Crotalaria calycina..

Thank you for the info and link. My first set of photos resemble the plants in the link.
Will wait for other expert members suggestion on these specimens.

It is Crotalaria epunctata Dalz.,

Thanks, … You mean the first two images.

In the absence of pod and flower earlier it is incorrectly identified; now the leaf and flower are clear; based on the features it is identified, it looks like C.mysorensis, but there are no stipules, crolla larger than calyx, based on these features it is identified

I think first two images may be of Crotalaria hirta as per images herein. Pl. validate.

In the absence of pod it may be a guess to validate, to me all 4 are of same plant species


I think leaves are different and hairy with different type of hairs. Both are different species to me.

Thank you … I am also having the same opinion. I will send some more photos with additional information soon.



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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: FOR ID Crotalaria :: Tung fort :: DVOCT39 : 8 posts by 3 authors. 5 images.
Crotalaria ¿ mysorensis ?
Could this erect hairy herb, about 2 – 3 ft tall be Crotalaria mysorensis ?
at Tung fort on October 13, 2012

efi page on Crotalaria mysorensis  
Leaves does not seem to match with images at Crotalaria mysorensis


I think this must be Crotalaria calycina; dear friends, please validate.


I think the original ID is correct. It resembles C. mysorensis, especially the indumentum (hairyness) and calyx characters, rather than C. calycina.


Thank you very much … After reading through description in Flora of China and seeing crisp picture of your plant in flickr, I do not see the conspicuous stipule in my posted plant. Do the stipules have tendency to fall off ?



I guess not the correct ID !
POWO

Thanks very much …; I believe the posted plant is Crotalaria calycina Schrank.
Please validate.

Three four hairy species are quite confusing and we have to follow the following keys from Flora of Peninsular India as below:

36 Leaves elliptic lanceolate or oblong, more than twice as long as broad
  38 Stipules prominent ovate lanceolate or lanceolate
    39 Stem with spreading hairs
    41 Pods slightly exserted, 15-20 seeded   …. C.hirta
    41 Pods much exserted , 20-35 seeds
      42 Leaves villous beneath; bracts often 3 lobed; pods subsessile  ….. C.mysorensis
      42 Leaves appressed pubescent beneath; bracts simple; pods shortly stalked …. C.ferruginea
38 Stipules minute or 0.
  43 Pods as long as or shorter than calyx
    44 Calyx to 0.8 cm long; upper two lobes connate except at tip; pods globose … C.linifolia
    44 Calyx to 2.5 cm long; lobes connate at base only; pods oblong …. C. calycina
We have to re-examine all our observations, based on these keys.
In view of these keys, I think … posted plant may be C.calycina 

Crotalaria calycina Schrank




Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week :: Crotalaria calycina at Sajjangad & Amba Ghat: Mixed images- 1 correct images as above.
Crotalaria calycina Schrank
kroh-tuh-LAR-ee-uh — Greek krotalos; refers to sound, dried pods make when shaken
ka-LEE-kin-uh — having a persistent (or conspicuous) calyx

Oct 19, 2007 … Sajjangad, Satara, Maharashtra
commonly known as: hairy crotalaria • Marathi: केसाळ ताग kesal tag • Kannada: bekkina tharudu gida
Native to: tropical Africa, Indian subcontinent, Indo-China, Malesia, Australia
some views: Dec 20, 2010 … Amba Ghat, Maharashtra


Bright pictures showing the true hairy nature of the plant.
Can’t comment anything on the ID though.
Tried to check/ match the characters from books. Didn’t succeed much. The Key for Crotalarias only from Maharashtra is 3 and half pages and number of species …whooping 42 !!!
Requires field study also 🙁

Images from Amba may be of Crotalaria hirta as per images herein. Pl. validate.


Images from Amba Ghat are of Crotalaria epunctata Dalzell as per Id by … in another thread: Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Crotalaria calycina :: n Western Ghats :: DVOCT31


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Crotalaria calycina Schrank:
Crotalaria calycina Schrank in FoI looks a different sp. Please have a look


FOI link.
… images are kept as Crotalaria hirta in efi.


Thank you … for clarifying and … for pointing it out.


Is it ok … ?


I am confused. The photograph of my plant in FOI is Crotalaria calycina.

The two species seem to be very confusing. But the fruit images of your plant look different from the POWO illustration of Crotalaria calycina
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/
Illustration


… images are also at

It looks like I missed a few posts that were discussing IDs of my Crotalaria photos. 🙂
I will check all related posts and revise my notes accordingly.

For me there is still no clarity on what … plant is.


I request members to compare Crotalaria mysorensis and Crotalaria calcyna images in Net.

Three four hairy species are quite confusing and we have to follow the following keys from Flora of Peninsular India as below:

36 Leaves elliptic lanceolate or oblong, more than twice as long as broad
  38 Stipules prominent ovate lanceolate or lanceolate
    39 Stem with spreading hairs
    41 Pods slightly exserted, 15-20 seeded   …. C.hirta
    41 Pods much exserted , 20-35 seeds
      42 Leaves villous beneath; bracts often 3 lobed; pods subsessile  ….. C.mysorensis
      42 Leaves appressed pubescent beneath; bracts simple; pods shortly stalked …. C.ferruginea
38 Stipules minute or 0.
  43 Pods as long as or shorter than calyx
    44 Calyx to 0.8 cm long; upper two lobes connate except at tip; pods globose … C.linifolia
    44 Calyx to 2.5 cm long; lobes connate at base only; pods oblong …. C. calycina
We have to re-examine all our observations, based on these keys.
In view of these keys, I think … posted plant may be C.calycina 

The pods in … plants are without any calyx covering:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/5284992611/
Pods of Crotalaria caylcina are supposed to be “oblong, black when ripe, 2.5 x 0.8 cm, hairless, equal to calyx”, according to An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu. So, it doesn’t look like it will be C. calycina.

The plant in the link (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/5284992611/) is different.
Plant we are talking about is at photograph of my plant in FOI is Crotalaria calycina.

Images from Amba Ghat are of Crotalaria epunctata Dalzell as per Id by … in another thread: Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Crotalaria calycina :: n Western Ghats :: DVOCT31


Okay, so the two are different plants. That clears some of my confusion.


In … plant at Sajjangad, the calyx looks smaller than that in some other images of Crotalaria calycina

To me, … plant as Sajjangad appears closer to Crotalaria mysorensis


Not C.mysorensis as no stipules are seen.


I was interpreting the marked objects as stipules. Maybe not.


I do not see such things in the other photograph.
May be it is a new emerging branch.



Wild Plant for ID : Nasik : 24SEP21 : AK – 039: 3 images.
Wild plant seen in Nasik last week (24.9.21).

Crotalaria Species?


Crotalaria calycina Schrank ??


You’re right …, for Crotalaria calycina,



Thanks for validating.
I was lucky to see the flowers yesterday.



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References:
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha (2004- details with keys)
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995- details with keys)

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