Crotalaria cytisoides Roxb. ex DC., Prodr. 2:131. 1825 (W. Roxburgh, Hort. bengal. 54. 1814, nom. nud.) (Syn: (≡) Priotropis cytisoides (Roxb. ex DC.) Wight & Arn.);


ID15062013PHK1 : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Id please
A shrub from Lachung,Sikkim
21 May,2013

Crotalaria cytisoides.


Legume for ID from Chail-H.P.:
This unarmed bush was photographed from near Chail in Himachal Pradesh, way back in 2007 (in May or June, I can’t precisely remember). It was not much common, but due to fresh rainfall, the plant was in glowing vigour. This was about 1 m high, unarmed with trifoliate leaves. I think this is any Crotalaria species…. Hope to find exact id …..please

the pendulous inflorescence is wonderful and a new sight to me. The seedpods surprisingly are flat unlike the regular rattlepod look. Eager to know the ID. Will wait for comments.

I hope Piptanthus nepalensis

The plant posted here can be Crotalaria cytisoides Roxb. ex DC. This identification credit goes to … of Nahan, who has been associated with Flora of Himachal Pradesh. I hope the identification is correct.

… to me your plant is new. I was wondering about the pods … perhaps, here they are juvenile and are yet to assume the typical rattlepod like form.
Both suggested IDs are new to me; am sure … will resolve to correct ID.

Frankly I am not convinced about both. The leaflets are oblanceolate with rounded apex in Crotalaria cytisoides (now correctly known as C. tanety), here they are elliptic-lanceolate with clearly acute apex.
At the same time leaves of Piptanthus nepalensis are much narrower, more rigid and calyx white hairy.

This is Crotalaria cytosoides, I have already sent the photos of Piptanthes nepalensis. The crotalaria cytisoides is plant of eastern Himalaya where it is planted as fodder. So variation of leaves may be occured. It is previosly reported by Dr. H. B. Naithani from Chakrata. and it may be planted in chile too. The calyx is silky hairy in P.nepalensis and petioles is short as compared to Crotalaria cytosiodes.

SK254DEC22-2016:ID : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Shankharpur  , Nepal
Altitude: 4900 ft.
Date: 28 September  2013

Appears to be a fabaceae member only ?

Yes it is. Looking for ID !

Is it a herb or shrub?


It is shrub about 2-3 ft I guess !

probably Crotalaria cytisoides

Looks like according to FoI and google pages.
Request for the final validation.

May be Crotalaria cytisoides as pointed out by … and as per images at


SK900 20 DEC-2017:ID : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 12 December 2017
Altitude: 6800 ft.
Crotalaria… ??

Crotalaria cytisoides DC. or Crotalaria cytisoides Roxb. ex DC. ????

Yes to me also appear close to images at /species/a—l/f/fabaceae/crotalaria/crotalaria-cytisoides


Crotalaria cytisoides Roxb. ex DC. ??? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date:13 August 2016
Altitude: 6800 ft.

To me also appear close to images at Crotalaria cytisoides

SK1527 22 Oct 2018 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 600 kb each.
Location:  Shivapuri National Park,Nepal 
Date: 25 August 2018
Elevation:6500 ft.
Habit : Wild
Crotalaria cytisoides DC. ??

Crotalaria cytisoides Roxb. ex DC.: 7 very high res. images.
Location: Balaju (Raniban), Kathmandu, Nepal
Altitude: 1369m.
Date: 13 October 2022
Habit : Wild



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