Crotalaria meghalayensis Danda & A.K.Pandey, Syst. Bot. 41: 309 (2016);
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. 


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!  

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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