Annual herb up to 1 m tall with feruginous stem; leaves oblanceolate, oblong to linear, up to 5 cm long, densely hairy beneath, petiole 1 mm long, stipules almost absent; flowers pale yellow in up to 30 cm long raceme; pedicel 3-5 mm long; calyx 8 mm long, pubescent; corolla almost as long, wings slightly shorter than keel, keel with up to 4 mm long beak; pod 6-8 mm long, dark grey to blackish,


Crotolaria montana:
Crotolaria montana is also a fairly prevalent monsoon annual on my property at Shahapur. Flowering generally occurs between August to September and fruiting soon follows. Sending a few of my photographs.

Which out of the following is our species (From The Plant List) ?;

Crotalaria ¿ species ?
Below are two sightings; but I strongly believe they are the same species of Crotalaria based on their habit and habitat. Growing in scrub vegetation with a tendency to grow gregariously, these have small flowers, just about 10 ± 2 mm.
at Vaghbil on September 18, 2010
along Ghodbunder Road on September 13, 2008

Crotalaria species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)

It looks like  Crotalaria albida

Sorry- Flowers more than 5 in the inflorescence- May not be Crotalaria albida.

This can be either C. montana or C. linifolia.

Thank you very much … for possibilities of ID.
Will study later the two possibilities.

efi page on Crotalaria montana & Crotalaria linifolia

I think matches with images at Crotalaria montana Roth 

Thanks … for the best possible ID.

Yes sir, it is Crotalaria montana.


Fabaceae for Id SR O3, 14th Jan 2016 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Can you help me Id this fabaceae plant
it was found growing on road side near Malvan on 13th Sept 

Please confirm please confirm the species as it could be Crotalaraia leptostachya or Crotalaria juncea

efi pages on Crotalaria leptostachya & Crotalaria juncea

I think it matches with images at Crotalaria montana Roth


Id Plz:
please id fabaceae member, from Sindhudurg MH
is it some species of Crotalaria ?
it is branched herb   

I think species of Crotalaria

This looks like Crotolaria montana. For comparison please check my photographs at this link


Crotalaria for ID : Pali,Maharashtra : 261112 : AK-2 :
A small wild plant seen in Pali, Maharashtra on 23/11/12 at a farm.

Most of the plant had dried up, just a single yellow flower was seen.
Looks like a Crotalaria species.
Plant about 2 feet in height.

This could be Crotolaria montana. My photographs of it are avaiable at this link
Also agree with the other 2 plant identities.

Crotalaria ¿ nana OR retusa ? – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 18 posts by 8 authors. Attachments (4)
Vaghbil, Thane– 19 SEP 09;

Matches with images at Crotalaria montana Roth

Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Crotalaria sp ??:: Mumbai :: PKA-OCT-08 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Looks like some Crotalaria sp.? Location: Mumbai.

Crotalaria species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 

There are chances of Crotalaria albida Roth.
Herb about 30cm tall. Leaves simple, small, oblanceolate or oblong-elliptic, upto 2.0cm x 0.8cm. Flowers yellow about 10 or more more flowered raceme. 

C. linifolia

Assuming it’s Aug-Oct period, it could be C. montana as well.
If standard is glabrous, it’s more likely to be C. montana (ref. M R Almeida 2:31)

I think more closer to images at Crotalaria montana Roth


Crotalaria montana Roxb. ex Roth :: Waghbil, Thane, Maharashtra :: Sep 18, 2010 · 2:07 PM IST: 3 images.

Crotalaria montana Roxb. ex Roth

Waghbil, Thane, Maharashtra :: Sep 18, 2010 · 2:07 PM IST :: about 3 m (10 ft) asl
Earlier uploaded at eFI.



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