Pycnospora lutescens (Poir.) Schindl., J. Bot. 64: 145 (1926) (syn: Colutea trifoliata (L.) Poir.; Crotalaria nallamalayana Rasingam & J.Swamy; Crotalaria nervosa Graham; Crotalaria tappenbeckiana K.Schum. & Lauterb.; Desmodium lutescens (Poir.) DC.; Desmodium viride Vogel; Flemingia polysperma Moon; Hedysarum lutescens Poir.; Meibomia lutescens (Poir.) Kuntze; Meibomia viridis (Vogel) Kuntze; Phaca trifoliata L.; Phyllodium lutescens (Poir.) Desv.; Pycnospora hedysaroides Benth.; Pycnospora nervosa Wight & Arn.; Zornia lutescens (Poir.) Steud.);
E. Central & E. Tropical Africa, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Zaïre as per POWO;
Common name: Tiny Sweetvetch • Malayalam: നീര പുല്ലരീ Nir-pullari

Trailing herbs, upto 75 cm long. Young stem, petioles and peduncles pubescent with short hooked hairs. Leaves 3-foliolate; middle leaflet 1-1.5 x 0.8-1.2 cm, ovate-obovate, cuneate at base, obtuse or slightly emarginate at tip; laterals 0.8-1.2 x 0.6-0.8 cm, elliptic, glabrous above, pubescent beneath; stipules 5-7 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers in 2-5-flowered terminal racemes. Calyx minute, lobes deeply 2-cleft; teeth subulate. Corolla 2-3 mm long, purple. Ovary c. 1 mm long, oblong; ovules many. Pods 6-8 x 5-6 mm, oblong, turgid, hirsute, black when mature.
Flowering and fruiting: September-December
Deciduous forests, also in the plains
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

219 ID wild plant Crotalaria:
Please ID wild plant, very rare,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Altitude: 1400fsl
Flower date: 05.12.2021, 12.55pm
Habitat: wild moisture
Plant habit: small shrub, erect, obliquely, branches, slender semi hard stem, hairy, annual
Height: 03 feet
Leaves: alternate, tripartite, leaflets ovate, size:07×3cm
Flower: racemose, diameter:06.5mm, pink, non fragrant
Fruit: capsule green into brown, size:11×04mm
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s

Pycnospora lutescens (Poir.) Schindl. !

Yes, it is dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant, mentioned in our eFI,

Yes, appears close to Pycnospora lutescens as per GBIF specimens- onetwothreefourIBPFOIFoPIPOWOFoCFoC illustration.




References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  ILDIS  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of China  FOC illustration  Flora of peninsular India  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  Kerala plants

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