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ID of Fabaceae sp. from Meghalaya KD 14 Nov : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (9)

Attached images may be sp. of Fabaceae. Please ID the plant.
Date :27.10.2014
Location: Meghalaya
Family : Fabaceae ??
Genus & species : ??
Habitat: Grows wild on open space
Habit : Herb 


Pretty close to Crotalaria sessiliflora.
Link


Thank you very much Sir for ID.


Does not seem to match with other images at Crotalaria sessiliflora

May be some other species.


Crotalaria bhutanica Thoth. ??


Does not matches with the herbarium specimens at GBIF (Crotalaria capitata Baker syn. of Crotalaria khasiana Bal. ex Thoth. & A.A.Ansari syn. Crotalaria bhutanica Thoth. as per Catalogue of lifeGBIF (Crotalaria khasiana Bal. ex Thoth. & A.A.Ansari syn. Crotalaria bhutanica Thoth. as per Catalogue of life) and as per keys in Flora of Bhutan at Crotalaria and as per description from there as below:
8. C. capitata Baker; C. bhutanica Thothathri
Low sprawling shrub, stems 15-40cm, appressed brown pubescent. Leaves oblanceolate or obovate, 1.2-3><0.5—1cm, acute, base cuneate, sessile, sparsely pilose above, appressed brown pubescent beneath; stipules minute, deciduous. Flowers 3-20 in short dense terminal racemes. Calyx c12mm densely long brown sericeous, deeply divided into lanceolate teeth, upper pair broader. Petals blue-violet, standard suborbicular c 1cm across, paler than wings and keel, wings oblong c 10X3mm, keel c 12X4mm, upwardly curved near middle, pale puberulous along upper margin. Pods obovoid, c 10><5mm, inflated, glabrous.
Bhutan: C—Thimphu to Tashigang districts, N—Upper Mo Chu and Upper Kuru Chu districts; Sikkim. On open grassy banks and gravel, 1825-3000m. July-September.
I feel it is closer to images of Crotalaria bhutanica Thoth. in Flowersofindia, but not correctly identified.
… may pl. look into it.


This plant does look superficially similar to the plant on FOI as Crotalaria bhutanica, but one can see differences. For example, compare the flower-stalks of the two. The leaves of Crotalaria bhutanica  are supposed to be inverted-lanceshaped or obovate. The angle of the pictures on FOI is such that this aspect is not very apparent.

The herbaria on GBIF are not detailed enough for comparing with FOI images.


I checked with all the 4 blue flowered species listed in Meghalaya as per 2016 publication along with GBIf specimens, but could not get id of this one posted by …).


 

 

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Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight: Crotalaria sessiliflora L. from Meghalaya 19 OCT15 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Attached images are Crotalaria sessiliflora L.
from Meghalaya.


Does not seem to match with other images at Crotalaria sessiliflora

May be some other species.


 

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