Crotalaria stipitata Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 1: 193 (1834) (syn: Crotalaria laevigata auct. non Lam.);
India (N): Andhra Pradesh; Karnataka; Kerala; Pondicherry; Tamil Nadu as per ILDIS;
Shrubs, branchlets glabrescent. Leaflets obovate or oblong, apex obtuse or retuse, membranous, glabrous, glaucous below, terminal much larger than the laterals, 2-3 x 1.5 cm; lateral nerves and reticulations faint; petiole to 3 cm long; stipule to 4 mm long, subulate. Flowers to 1.5 cm across, in axillary, 2-5 flowered racemes; bracts minute, setaceous; calyx lobes puberulus, deltoid-lanceolate, 4 mm long; petals bright yellow, standard ovate; keels beaked. Pods to 1.5 x 0.5 cm, glabrous; seeds ca. 10.
Flowering and fruiting: October-January
Moist deciduous forests and grasslands
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
ID requested: Crotalaria species? (Mudumalai, Nilgiris, TN): 7 images.
Crotalaria orixensis Willd. ??
I too agree with you …, for the suggested ID, and have collected also,
I am attaching more pictures, if that helps. I do not have closer ones.
References: POWO Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 ILDIS IPNI GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of Karnataka India Biodiversity Portal IBIS Flora (Flora of British India) Kerala plants