Crotalaria occulta Benth.;
Bangladesh (N) ; Bhutan (N) ; China (N) ; Guangxi ; Yunnan ; India (N); Madhaya Pradesh ; Meghalaya; Nagaland; Laos (I) as per ILDIS;

Annual, stems 60 cm densely appressed pubescent at least when young. leaves elliptic-oblanceolate, 3-6 x 1-2cm acute, base cuneate , sessible, glabrous above, sparsely pilose beneath, stipules apprently abscent. Racemes lax, 5-20 flowered bracteoles linear 2mm. Calyx 1.5-2cm divided ± to base into 5 teeth, upper 2 oblong 5-6mm broad, lower ones lanceolate 2.5mm, broad, densely appressed brownish pubescent. Petals- voilet ± as long as calyx teeth. Pods glabrous

Fl. September
(Attributions- A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE. 1987 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)             



Plants from Northeast Tour 2017- Crotalaria for specific id : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

This blue flowered Crotalaria (if I am right upto this  level) was seen near Cherrapunji, Meghalaya during my recent visit to the place.
This is different in leaves and hirsuteness from Crotalaria sessiliflora subsp. sessiliflora i.e. I already have.

Thanks, …  I hope you have already checked in comparative images in efi site. 

Also looks a bit different from images of Crotalaria mairei var. mairei available at

May I request you for id of this post, in view of your publication

Crotalaria sessiliflora L.

Thanks, …  But as per …:
‘This is different in leaves and hirsuteness from Crotalaria sessiliflora subsp. sessiliflora i.e. I already have.’

I shall again go through photos and revert back to you.

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