kroh-tuh-LAR-ee-uh — Greek krotalos; refers to sound, dried pods make when shaken … Dave’s Botanary
WAL-ker-ee — named for Colonel George Warren Walker, Scottish botanist … WikiVisually 

commonly known asWalker’s rattlepod 

India (N); Karnataka ; Tamil Nadu ; Sri Lanka (N) as per ILDIS;


Scandent shrubs; stems thinly hairy. Leaves to 7 x 2.5 cm, lanceolate, acute, apiculate, rounded at base, scabrous along the nerves; stipules 5 mm long, ovate; acuminate, deflexed. Raceme 10-20-flowered, terminal; bracts 6 x 4 mm, ovate-cordate at base, deflexed; bracteoles at the middle of the pedicel. Flowers 3 cm long, standard orbicular, yellow with pink lines, wings and keels smaller. Pods 4 x 2.3 cm, oblong.

Flowering and fruiting: November-January
Grasslands and openings in evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
South India and Sri Lanka

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)




Charmadi Ghat Karnataka
Date: 12 NOV 2016 … Altitude: explored between: 873 – 976 m (2863 – 3201 ft) asl
Crotalaria walkeri Arn. … (family: Fabaceae) 


Why last two images look different ?


…, they belong to the Crotalaria plant. 

In the second photo, among the mix of plants, please trace the stalk of inflorescence; it arises from a plant with leaves and stipules shown in last two photos.
Identification courtesy: flickr friend – Regy Yohannan


Thanks, …  Checking cursorily on the mobile earlier.


Names of Plants in India :: Crotalaria walkeri Arn. : 2 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.
via Species‎ > ‎C‎ > Crotalaria walkeri Arn. … family: Fabaceae ~ Papilionaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
kroh-tuh-LAR-ee-uh — Greek krotalos; refers to sound, dried pods make when shaken … Dave’s Botanary
WAL-ker-ee — named for Colonel George Warren Walker, Scottish botanist … WikiVisually 
commonly known asWalker’s rattlepod 
botanical namesCrotalaria walkeri Arn. … synonymCrotalaria semperflorens var. walkeri (Arn.) Baker … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
November 12, 2016 … along Charmadi Ghat, Karnataka 



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