Crotalaria evolvuloides Benth.;
According to Gamble, the leaves of C. evolvuloides are very variable, from oblong, lanceolate to even orbicular.

Please help to identify this Crotolaria sp. Found in open areas of dry deciduous forests in eastern ghats.
Place: Satyamnagalam hills
Alt: 900 msl
Date: Oct 2008

I don’t really think so….the FOI link says that the said plant is hairy..just check it

Yes sir, this one is different.

Also in C. calycina, calyx is longer than pod, here it is less than half as long. May be if some one gives a list of species reported from Eastern Ghats, this species can be identified. Features are very clear from photgraphs, but I find it difficult to look up the key of 77 species from FBI

pl check for Crotalaria prostrata, just a wild guess

I think it is Crotalaria evolvuloides. In C. prostrata the pods are glabrous. And it is not C. calycina for sure. According to Gamble, the leaves of C. evolvuloides are very variable, from oblong, lanceolate to even orbicular.


Crotolaria for id 120810MK3 – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

Please help to id this small Fabaceae herb found in the forest floor.


13-11-2008 / 02:00 PM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- 

Satyamangalam RF;ca. 900msl; TN

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- 

open forest-land closer to deciduous forest

Plant Habit-



Up to 20cm; obtuse tip

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 

4 x 1.5cm

Inflorescence Type/ Size- 


Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 

yellow; ca.1cm across

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- 

pods 2-2.5cm long

Is it Crotalaria albida Heyne ex Roth?

.. Luks like Crotalaria evolvuloides !!!!!!!!!!!! .. Satyamangalam RF;ca. 900msl; TN ..

Pl. find the attached file contain photos of Crotalaria evolvuloides.
Location: Munnar, Kerala (Oct.2011)

A different Crotalaria indeed.


Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: RVS3: Crotalaria evolvuloides:
Crotalaria evolvuloides from Tiruvannamalai, TN.

efloraindia: 11111 BRS147:
Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. request. (Crotalaria sp.?)
Location : Munnar, Kerala
Date: Oct.2011
Habitat: Urban (road side)
Habit: Herb

I think this could be Crotalaria evolvuloides of Leguminosae family

The pattern of leaves really reminds me about the plant Evolvulus alsinoides which might be responsible for this name …. ?

Yes I too think as what you suggested.
Any way, salute to the people who had named the with an apt term.


efloraindia: 021211 BRS 236:

Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. request.
Location: NBNP, Anaikatti, Coimbatore
Date: 01.12.2011
Habitat: Wild
Habit: Herb like?

Most probably Crotalaria evolvuloides
Please check with an earlier upload by you during the Fabaceae week, I guess.

Yes … I remember your post during the Papilionaceae week.

Thanks … and … for confirming the sp. id.
Fruits of Crotalaria evolvuloides is attached herewith.

ANOCT56 Please identify this Crotalaria sp. : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7).
It may be Crotalaria evolvuloides.

It is Crotalaria evolvuloides


ANDEC05 Crotalaria evolvuloides? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

October 2014

Yes, it does look like Crotalaria evolvuloides.


ANNOV02/02 Crotalaria evolvuloides Wight & Arn. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Family: Fabaceae
Date: 1st November 2015
Place:Turahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka

Habit: Prostrate herb
Habitat: Scrub Forest

Simply superb !!



ANDEC35 Crotalaria sp. for identification : 13 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (10)

Nelliyampathy, Kerala
November 2014

Flowers appear to be pale yellow. If this flowering is in December then it should be Crotalaria labunifolia. Confirmation required.

The images are of Crotalaria prostrata.

image -0208 clearly shows stipules therefore this this is unlikely to be C. prostrata.
Definitely Crotalaria sp.
Will post images of what I feel is C. prostrata shortly. Will appreciate your comments.

efi page on Crotalaria prostrata & Crotalaria laburnifolia 

The specimen looks like Crotalaria humifusa.

Thank you very much …  Could it be C. evolvuloides? Not sure about C. humifusa.

I think you are right, … It matches with images at Crotalaria evolvuloides

All photographs belongs to Crotalaria evolvuloides


Plant for id: Fabaceae :  7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)

worked out, taken from kerala, Munnar to periyar road.
Fabaceae I guess, could you please tell me.
sorry no more pics available. sending you scanned copy of my sheet.

Crotalaria evolvuloides

Is it Crotalaria evolvuloides or Crotalaria prostrata ?

Does not seem to match with images of Crotalaria prostrata

It looks more like Crotalaria evolvuloides to me.


efloraindia: 121011 BRS59:
Pl. find the attached file contain a photo for id. request.
Date/Time-Location- 07.10.2011 8.30 Am

Place, Altitude, GPS- Munnar (Kerala) 1800 msl.
Habitat- Urban (along the road side)
Plant Habit- Climber/ Herb-

This is Crotalaria species. More views of leaves and fruits (if possible no. of seeds) will help to id it. It may be C. evolvuloides (?)

Perhaps fruits will help as Crotalaria evolvuloides has hairy fruits.
Leaves on the lower branch certainly does not seem to be C. evolvuloides.

Yes, Crotalaria evolvuloides Benth.




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