Crotalaria meghalayensis Danda & A.K.Pandey, Syst. Bot. 41: 309 (2016);
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Common name: Meghalaya Rattlepod
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Request ID of a Fabaceae member : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)- around 950 kb each.
Request help with Id of a wild Fabaceae member
Location: Mawsynram, Meghalaya
Alt: 1300m appx.
Habit: Shrubby, small, about 1m growing along a wall besides the road
Photographed: Sept. 2018

Certainly a Crotalaria sp., if you can follow up, see if the calyx is hirsute or otherwise, and seed pod will also help…

Close to unidentified species in efi at Crotalaria species- Meghalaya

What are the crotalaria species (with blue flowers) found in your area ?


Crotalaria meghalayensis Danda & A.K.Pandey ??


Thanks, …, But I am not getting any details/ images/ herbarium specimens etc. of Crotalaria meghalayensis Danda & A.K.Pandey except for seeing a small thumbnail as a first image on Google search
… pl. check.

Is there any means we can open the journal ? I could not do it. Or, can we ask the authors?


I think it should be Crotalaria meghalayensis Danda & A.K.Pandey, after going through the paper.


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Crotalaria bhutanica in FOI : 3 posts by 2 authors.
Images of Crotalaria bhutanica in FOI should be Crotalaria meghalayensis Danda & A.K.Pandey, after going through the paper on this species published in 2016.
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
Pl. correct.

Thanks …! I think you are right here! Great effort!

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MS,Sept ,2021/06 Crotalaria sp. (near meghalayensis) for id.: 3 images.
Location : Lurh tlang, Mizoram

Date : 03-10-2018
Habit : Undershrub

Habitat : Wild



Same plant
1 high res. image.


Yes, appears close to images at Crotalaria meghalayensis Danda & A.K.Pandey


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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 …).


It is Crotalaria sessiliflora L.


Also check C. meghayensis recently published, it is allied to C. occulta, please check

C. occulta I’m sure
Do  check and let me know

I think more closer to images at Crotalaria meghalayensis Danda & A.K.Pandey after going through the paper of this publication, where difference with C.oculta is also given.


As both have the same distributional range, the newly described C. meghalayensis may be true as of differences. I am happy you have closely matched.


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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.


I think more closer to images at Crotalaria meghalayensis Danda & A.K.Pandey after going through the paper of this publication, where difference with C.oculta is also given.


 


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References:

POWO  Flowers of India
A New Species of Crotalaria (Fabaceae, Crotalarieae) from Meghalaya, India  (Abstract: A new species of Crotalaria from Meghalaya (Northeast India) is described and illustrated. The new species is assigned to Crotalaria section Calycinae based on affinities to C. sessiliflora and C. occulta. The distribution, ecology, and conservation status of C. meghalayensis are briefly discussed. We also provide evidence from molecular data and statistical analyses to authenticate the distinctiveness of the new species.)

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