Smithia setulosa Dalzell ;
SMITH-ee-uh — named for British botanist and physician Sir James Edward Smith
set-yoo-LO-sa — having little bristles

commonly known as: bristly smithia • Marathi: मोठा कवला motha kavala

Endemic to: Western Ghats (of India)

India (N) ; Gujarat ; Karnataka ; Kerala ; Maharashtra ; Tamil Nadu as per ILDIS;

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SMITH-ee-uh — named for British botanist and physician Sir James Edward Smith
set-yoo-LO-sa — having little bristles
Oct 8, 2011 … at Koraigad, near Amby valley, Maharashtra
commonly known as: bristly smithia • Marathi: मोठा कवला motha kavala
Endemic to: Western Ghats (of India)
some views: Oct 8, 2011 … at Koraigad, near Amby valley, Maharashtra

Sep 17, 2011 … at Mahuli, near Shahpur, Maharashtra


Yes a much bigger and taller plant.


Can there be two plants here ? One being as per post by … at ANMAR28/48 Smithia sp. for identification, which may be Smithia blanda
Pl. check with original images & let us know.

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Bristly smithia – indiantreepix | Google Groups :  13th Oct., 2009- Rajmachi, Near Lonavla;
 

 


 

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[image: more views on Google Earth]<http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/geo/india/&tags=Smithiasetulosa&…>SMITH-ee-uh — named for British botanist and physician Sir James Edward Smith
set-yoo-LO-sa — having little bristles
botanical names: Smithia setulosa Dalzell … synonyms: no synonym known ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Photographed at Koraigad (~2898 ft asl) near Ambavane village, Maharashtra
… October 8, 2011 at 10.11am

Am quite comfortable with Smithia setulosa.
This photo indeed shows large handsome flower of Smithia setulosa, about 15 – 20 mm across.
All aspects about this plants are larger in comparison to other species of Smithia found in northern Western Ghats. The full grown plant stands about 1 – 1.5 m tall, with large compound leaves, the leaflets as large as compound leaves of the other 2 species.
Both S. hirsuta and S. bigemina are smaller plants, less than a metre high.

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KAS Week::(Smithia setulosa – 09/10/2012-NJ): Smithia setulosa (Motha Kawla – Marathi)
 

 


 

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kindly validate the id of Smithia setulosa: Locality: Khopoli, Raigad, Maharashtra,

Time: 30.09.12
Habit: Upto 5 ft high,
Stem: Hispid, yellow with reddish tinge.
Leaves: 1-pinnate, 7 pairs, paripinnate,
Flowers: yellow with two reddish spots on standard petal. 2 cm long
Fruits: ovate, 0.7 cm long

Seeds: Brownish, flat, 2-3mm long


Yes , this seems to be S.setulosa.


 

 

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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Smithia setulosa :: n Western Ghats :: DVOCT115 : 1 post by 1 author. 13 images.

Smithia setulosa Dalzell
at Tung on October 13, 2012 
at Koraigad on October 8, 2011

at Mahuli on September 17, 2011


 

Hi, …, Can there be two plants here ? One being as per post by … at ANMAR28/48 Smithia sp. for identification, which may be Smithia blanda

Pl. check with original images & let us know.


I think no; and I have strong doubts of Smithia blanda distributed in northern Wesern Ghats


Thanks, …, This is what ILDIS says:
Smithia blanda Wall. (India (N) ; Gujarat ; Karnataka ; Kerala ; Maharashtra ; Tamil Nadu as per ILDIS)

Smithia setulosa Dalzell (Bangladesh (N); China (N); Guizhou ; Sichuan ; Yunnan ; India (N); Assam; Karnataka ; Kerala; Madhaya Pradesh ; Maharashtra; Manipur ; Meghalaya ; Nagaland ; Rajasthan; Sikkim ; Tamil Nadu ; West Bengal; Laos (N); Sri Lanka (N) ; Thailand (N) as per ILDIS


 

Do you find … plant same as yours ?


 

Ah, thanks… I had not known about this distribution fact.

I do not think there are two plants; hoping someone validates this possibility.

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Smithia setulosa from Lonavala.
 

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Smythia sp? : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)

It was a herb 3and half feet high,.

Why the flowers were closed ? due to cloudy weather?
snapped in the late afternoon on the fort of Ghangad near Lonavala.

2 elongatebrown marks are seenat the end of a flower base though flowers are closed.


it is Smithia setulosa or S.racemosa


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Plant for ID :: Lohagad, Pune :: ARKNOV23 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (10)
This plant was seen at Lohagad near Pune on the mountain top. It was going wild profusely.

Requested to please ID.


It seems Smithia conferta Sm.


 

Can this be Smithia setulosa? It matches with some of the posts of eFI. The plants were nearly a metre in height.
As regards the flower colour, is it that the white flowers have been already pollinated and have hence changed to white?

Smithia conferta seems to be a small herb.


It is Smithia setulosa.


What is the reason for the flowers being white (are they pollinated and hence they change colour)?


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ANMAR28/48 Smithia sp. for identification : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8)

Family: Fabaceae
Date: September 2014
Place: Chikamagalur, Karnataka
Habit: Herb (herb was around 1.5 feet tall)
Habitat: High altitude grassland


Smithia species in eFIoraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)


 

Smithia blanda Wall.(= Smithia racemosa Wight & Arn.), Gamble reported from Bababudan hills


the specimen is Smithia setulosa Dalz.


I think it matches with images of Smithia blanda as per type specimen (from India). Pl. click on the image to see high resolution:

Also see the illustration at http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=117009&flora_id=2


S setulosa.


Thanks, …

Can you tell me how to differentiate Smithia blanda Wall. (India (N) ; Gujarat ; Karnataka ; Kerala ; Maharashtra ; Tamil Nadu as per ILDIS) from Smithia setulosa Dalzell (Bangladesh (N); China (N); Guizhou ; Sichuan ; Yunnan ; India (N); Assam; Karnataka ; Kerala; Madhaya Pradesh ; Maharashtra; Manipur ; Meghalaya ; Nagaland ; Rajasthan; Sikkim ; Tamil Nadu ; West Bengal;  Laos (N) ; Sri Lanka (N) ; Thailand (N) as per ILDIS) ?


 

Pl. also check specimen of Smithia blanda Wall. at

http://elmer.rbge.org.uk/bgbase/vherb/bgbasevherb.php?cfg=bgbase/vherb/fulldetails.cfg&specimens_specimen__num=310458


For me the ID by … is correct. I compared the images at the links provided.


Blanda is abt 30 cm tall, found at lower altitude, flowers capitate. Leaflets not bristle pointed.
Setulosa is abt 100 cm tall, found at higher elevation, flowers in forked racemes. Leaflets bristle pointed.


Thanks, …
As … has stated that posted herb was around 1.5 feet tall, than it should be setulosa.
Flora of China also says Shrublets, 40-60 cm tall.
Thanks for bearing with troubles from my side.
I was wandering, as we did not have even a single post on Smitia blanda despite it being wide spread (Bangladesh (N); China (N); Guizhou ; Sichuan ; Yunnan ; India (N); Assam; Karnataka ; Kerala; Madhaya Pradesh ; Maharashtra; Manipur ; Meghalaya ; Nagaland ; Rajasthan; Sikkim ; Tamil Nadu ; West Bengal;  Laos (N) ; Sri Lanka (N) ; Thailand (N) as per ILDIS).
BTW do you have any collection of Smitia blanda at your end, to further clarify the situation.

 

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Smithia setulosa: Smithia setulosa
at Harischandragad, Maharashtra
16Oct,2011

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Smithia setulosa
 

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33-TSP-ID-14JAN2016-2-Bababudangiri: Fabaceae sp for ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

Kindly identify this Fabaceae sp. 

Habit: Undershrub 

Habitat: Wild, Grassy slopes at high altitude. 

Sighting: Bababudangiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1500 msl 

Date: 21-09-2014


Check species of Smithia


Smithia setulosa. Hope this was upto 100 cm tall.


Thanks …


Appear close to images by … at ANMAR28/48 Smithia sp. for identification, which may be Smithia blanda.

Pl. check with type specimen (from India). Pl. click on the image to see high resolution:

Also see the illustration at http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=117009&flora_id=2


S setulosa.


Thanks, … Can you tell me how to differentiate Smithia blanda Wall. (India (N) ; Gujarat ; Karnataka ; Kerala ; Maharashtra ; Tamil Nadu as per ILDIS) from Smithia setulosa Dalzell (Bangladesh (N); China (N); Guizhou ; Sichuan ; Yunnan ; India (N); Assam; Karnataka ; Kerala; Madhaya Pradesh ; Maharashtra; Manipur ; Meghalaya ; Nagaland ; Rajasthan; Sikkim ; Tamil Nadu ; West Bengal;  Laos (N) ; Sri Lanka (N) ; Thailand (N) as per ILDIS) ?

Smithia setulosa


 


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Smithia for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Was checking my old photographs.
Herbs with a height of 1 meter or so. Large in numbers on a plateau near Satara (Mandhardevi) Sep 2013
Can it be Smithia setulosa.
Unfortunately all flowers are closed.

I think it is not possible to id as neither the flowers nor the bracts are clear.
However, Smithia setulosa Dalzell  is possible based on the habit as per comparative images at Smithia

 

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