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Prostrate annual herbs; stems pubescent. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 0.7-1.8 x 0.3-0.7 cm, obovate or oblanceolate, base cuneate, apex obtuse or rounded, mucronate, appressed hairy beneath; stipules c. 3 mm long, linear-lanceolate; petiole 1-1.5 cm long. Flowers subsessile, axillary, solitary or fascicled; bracts 2-3 mm long, lanceolate. Calyx tube to 3 mm long, turbinate; lobes c. 2.5 mm long, lanceolate, sparsely ciliate. Petals yellow, clawed; standard c. 6 mm long, ovate-oblong; wings narrow; keels cohering, falcate. Stamens 10, monadelphous. Ovary c. 3 mm long, linear, hirsute; stigma capitate. Pods 2.5-5 x 0.15-0.2 cm, linear, compressed, mucronate, pubescent. Seeds many, c. 1.5 mm long, reniform.

Flowering and fruiting: August-December
Deciduous forests, also in the plains
Indo-Malesia and Australia
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi


Rothia indica (L.) Druce SN Oct 20 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Rothia indica (L.) Druce. Fabaceae,
Prostrate herb in rainfed land near Denkanikota, Krishnagiri DT Tamilnadu.


Swamy/New series/ID/88: 4 images.
Please Id the plant photographs received from Chennai for ID. Member of Fabaceae. Photographs attached for ID.

Rothia indica ???

Check this link for suggested ID :

Few more photographs.
3 images.

Yes !

Yes, appears close as per images at


Fabaceae: Rothia indica (L.) Druce: 1 high res. image.

synonyms: Rothia trifoliata (Roth) Pers., Trigonella indica L.
location/date: Chotannahalli, Tumkur Dist., Karnataka, July 1997

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