Crotalaria beddomeana Thoth. & A.A.Ansari;

Shrubs, stems angular, pubescent. Leaves 13 x 6.5 cm, elliptic-oblong or oblanceolate, apex obtuse, apiculate, base obtuse, pubescent below, membranous; petiole 2 cm, thick, stipule 1 cm, semi-lunate. Racemes terminal, to 15 cm; bracts 1 cm, ovate, acuminate, tomentose; bracteoles 2.5 mm, ovate; calyx tube 4 mm, villous, lobes 1 cm, lanceolate. Pod glabrous, 7 x 2 cm, oblong; seeds many, 8 x 6 mm, reniform, black, shining. 

Flowering and fruiting: February-April
Montane scrub jungles
India, Sri Lanka, Africa and Australia 
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi



Crotalaria species for ID Jan 15th of nilgiris : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

please id this crotalaria, this variety is not generally seen in upper hills, only one could be located. Jan 15, Nilgiris, 1700 MSL.

Crotalaria beddomeana = C. lanata


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