SMITH-ee-uh — named for British botanist and physician Sir James Edward Smith
her-SOO-tuh — hairy
Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: hairy smithiaMarathi: कवला kawla

Native of: s and n-e India  

India (N); Andhra Pradesh ; Karnataka; Maharashtra; Manipur ; Meghalaya ; Tamil Nadu as per ILDIS
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Kas week : Smithia hirsuta SMP:  Smithia hirsuta
Grows gregariously on the plateau.
Important characters: Herbs 30-50cm, Leaflets 6-8(2-3 pairs) Flowers bright, Pods 4-7 jointed. Joints reticulately veined.


Adding two more pictures with leaflets 8.


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Requesting to please provide ID of this Fabaceae member captured near Satara, Maharashtra in October 2014.
Is this Smithia hirsuta?


Smithia hirsuta Dalzell


whenever I see this case, the last picture reminds me of Donald Duck

well done …


 

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Fabaceae Fortnight: Smithia hirsuta:: Kas Plateau:: NAOCT7 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Photographed on 4th October 2015
also known as Hairy Smithia or Kawla (in Marathi) 


Very beautiful plant !!

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Smithia hirsuta Dalzell
at Meruling on September 21, 2014
on Kas plateau, September 24, 2015
at base of Koraigad on October 8, 2011
at Tableland, Panchagani on August 26, 2010
at Tableland, Panchagani on August 24, 2010
on Kas plateau, September 28, 2008


 

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Smithia hirsuta at Kas.


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Please help me to identify this Smithia herb of Fabaceae. The habitat is a grassland of temperate climate.
Height: c.10 cm
Date: 30 Oct 2012
Location: Mukruthi NP, Nilgiris
Alt.: 2450 m asl


Must be Smithia hirsuta.

Let us wait for validating comment(s).


First 4 images are of S. hirsuta and last 2 are of S. setulosa.



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Fabaceae week-35:    Is Smithia in first 2 photos is different from last 2 photos?
Or only colour pattern variation?


To me it appears only slight variation in color


I too think both are same plants. Visible leaflets would have helped…


I too think they belong to the same species. By the way did you notice any major variation in leaves. If no variation in leaves they are obviously same species.

The difference may be because of the soil type and exposure to light, I guess.


I think Smithia hirsuta Dalzell as per images herein.


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Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Smithia Sp – White: Smithia Sp White in colour, Photo taken at Kas, Satara in Sep-07


please let us know the size of flower if you can recall.
To me it looks like freak change in colour of Smithia hirsuta.


the size of the flower is same as of our regular yellow smithia.


 

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which Smithia : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Clicked at Kas in Oct 08. 
Is it Smithia setulosa or bigemina ?


Best would be to follow key in Flora of Maharashtra as it is simple provided you have calyx and leaves. 
BUT if you are down to these two species and are sure that the choice is between these two ONLY – S. bigemina has 2 pairs of leaflets while S. setulosa has more (and is generally a more erect robust plant- as per my observations)


I think close to image at Smithia hirsuta Dalzell


 

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Nilgiris: Smithia for identification 031212MK03: Please help me to identify this small herb found on the grasslands of upper plateau of Nilgiris. What is this Fabaceae member?
Size: 7 cm
Flower: 0.8 cm across


… most probably Smithia bigemina Dalzell.


Smithia species. May not be S.bigemina. In S.b. the leaves are only two pairs as reported by … in flowersofindia.com at: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Double%20Paired%20Smithia.html


Could it be Smithia setulosa?


Can the attached one (from Kas, Aug’12) is same as the one posted by …?


I think Smithia hirsuta Dalzell as per another thread: Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Smithia shrub fof ID :: MK-OCT-02


 

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Hairy Smithia (Smithia hirsuta) – indiantreepix | Google Groups : at Kaas, Satara – Maharashtra in October 2008;


 

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Smithia bigemina:  Common name- Double Paired Smithia
Habitat- Wild
Location- Paud road , after Pirangut.  (On road to Mulshi )
Date- 04th Sep 2011.

I posted this Double Paired Smithia  yesterday. .. from “Flowers of India” told me that it is Smithia setulosa and not Smithia bigemina. In his words ” Double Paired Smithia has 4 leaflets grouped together “. 


S. bigemina is a low herb (5-10 cm) with tiny flowers and S. setulosa is a tall herb (1-1.5 m) found on hills which blooms in October. This is a small erect herb ( 10-20 cm) with flowers in short racemes. From location, season and general appearance his would be S. hirsuta.  For a specific justfication of ID from calyx and leaflets a specimen would be necessary. 


Yes … may be right. S. bigemina has 4 leaflets, S. setulosa 10-12 large leaflets and flowers in panicled secund racemes. S. hirsuta has 6-10 leaflets (8 leaflets are seen in most leaves here), also plant is slender,
leaflets smaller and flowers in close secund corymbs.

Close ups of calyx are needed for further verification.

 

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The photo is taken from Kas plateau (Maharashtra) in the month of September.


SMITH-ee-uh — named for British botanist and physician Sir James Edward Smith
her-SOO-tuh — hairy
Aug 26, 2010 … at Tableland, Panchagani, Maharashtra
commonly known as: hairy smithia • Marathi: कवला kavala
Native of: s and n-e India
some views: Aug 26, 2010 … at Tableland, Panchagani, Maharashtra 
Aug 24, 2010 … at Tableland, Panchagani, Maharashtra


 
Kas Week :: DV :: 28 SEP 08 – 1159 :: Smithia hirsuta:  Kas plateauabout 4000 ft asl
… one of the 39 World Heritage sites in the Western Ghats of India 
28 SEP 08
Smithia hirsuta Dalzell(family: Fabaceae) 
SMITH-ee-uh — named for British botanist and physician Sir James Edward Smith
her-SOO-tuh — hairy
Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: hairy smithia • Marathi: कवला kavala
Native of: s and n-e India
References: Flowers of IndiaNPGS / GRINFlowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar 

 

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KAS Week DS_031012_06 Smithia hirsuta:  This is the Micky mouse or Donald duck flower from Western Ghat, Kas. On 22nd Sep 2012.
Very funny looking flower.


Interesting looking flowers

 

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Kas Week: AVD: 09th Oct 2012: Smithia hirsuta:

Attached herewith are images of Smithia hirsuta.
Family : Fabaceae


 

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Kas Week: AVD: 12th Oct 2012 : My Final post for the episode:

This is my concluding post for Kas episode.
Attached herewith are images of Smithia hirsuta & Kas landscape.
I would like to conclude my contributions to this episode by sending a link of my article on
Smithia that was a part of my article series in Marathi.
It has been a fantastic episode. Thank you all.


Great photographs. Thanks … for sharing so many interesting plants from Kas, the Floral meadow


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Kas week:: PKA48:- Smithia hirsuta:  Smithia hirsuta (Family: Fabaceae).


 

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Smithia hirsuta—-for sharing and validation : Attachments (1).  1 post by 1 author.

Pic of Hairy Smithia, taken at ambyvalley rd. lonavala/mulshi, pune in oct12.


 

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Requesting to please ID this Smithia species captured at Rajgad near Pune in Sep 2014.


I think Smithia hirsuta 


Thank you … for ID….


 

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via Species‎ > ‎S‎ >  
Smithia hirsuta Dalzell … family: Fabaceae 
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
SMITH-ee-uh — named for British botanist and physician Sir James Edward SmithWikisource
her-SOO-tuh — hairyDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: hairy smithiaMarathi: कवला kawla
botanical names: Smithia hirsuta Dalzell … synonyms: no synonym known … NPGS / GRIN


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smithia hirsuta : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

smithia hirsuta hopefully
would appreciate a confirmation
Kaas plateau
second week of October 2016


Thanks, …, I think matches with images at Smithia hirsutea


Smithia hirsuta to me too.


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