Woody undershrubs. Leaves 3.5-7 x 2-4 cm, elliptic ovate to obovate, obtuse at apex, cuneate at base, velvetty below when young, sparsely hairy on ageing. Stipules 0.5-0.7 cm long, subulate, deciduous. Racemes many-flowered. Calyx 2-2.5 cm long, lobes 5, densely brown hairy. Corolla yellow, 2-2.5 cm long; standard with few lines of brown hairs; wings with scaly folds; keels cottony on the inner margins. Stamens 10, linear, sagitate; sheath 0.8-1 cm long, filaments free, 0.8-1 cm long. Ovary 0.5-0.6 cm long, ovoid, densely brown hairy; style 2-2.3 cm long, incurved, brown silky; stigma hairy on inner side; ovules many. Pods 4-5 x 1.5-2 cm, oblong. Seeds many, 0.4-0.5 cm diam., compressed.

Flowering and fruiting: December-March
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi



Crotalaria obtecta Wight & Arn. SN Nov 12 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)

Crotalaria obtecta Wight & Arn. wild undershrub from Virajpet area of Coorg Karnataka



The Plant List Ver.1.1  ILDIS  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004- Details with keys) 

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