Crotalaria acicularis Benth., London J. Bot. 2: 476 (1843) (syn: Crotalaria disticha Zoll. & Moritzi);
Tropical & Subtropical Asia: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO;


plant for id  : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Please identify this tiny plant from Ajoba Hills, Asangaon, Maharashtra, Feb – 2015.

Perhaps it is Hippocrepis

Probably, Crotalaria bifaria

Pl. check with images at Crotalaria filipes Benth. though I am not convinced.

To me it appears close to images of … at Crotalaria angulata Mill.

Crotalaria filipes

Thanks, … But images in efi at Crotalaria filipes Benth. look different.

Its Crotalaria angulata

In no way the pods match with Crotalria angulata.

Looks like Crotalaria acicularis.

May I request you to post high res. images to check the details.
Suggestion by … may be true as per POWO– specimen one and GBIF specimens from India- one and two.




References: POWOspecimen one  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  ILDIS  GBIF specimens from India- one and two (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  FOC illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flora of peninsular India  India Biodiversity Portal  Kerala plants
A Note on the Occurrence of Crotalaria acicularis New record in Karnataka and Maharashtra India– Malhotra, S K & Moorthy, S- The journal of the Bombay Natural History Society Volume 78 1981