Crotalaria stipitata Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 1: 193 (1834) (syn: Crotalaria laevigata auct. non Lam.);
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India (N): Andhra Pradesh; Karnataka; Kerala; Pondicherry; Tamil Nadu as per ILDIS;
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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)
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ID requested: Crotalaria species? (Mudumalai, Nilgiris, TN): 7 images.

Erect herb/small shrub
Dry deciduous forests, (KA-KL-TN border area), Mudumalai, Nilgiris, TN
~900 m altitude.

November 2019.


Crotalaria orixensis Willd. ??


I too agree with you …, for the suggested ID, and have collected also,


Do you have any other images?
To me it looks different from images at Crotalaria orixensis Willd.
Also could not find a match as per comparative images at Crotalaria

Crotalaria stipitata


I am attaching more pictures, if that helps. I do not have closer ones.
4 images.


 


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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

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