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  Crotalaria barbata
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Crotalaria barbata Graham ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 181.1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:76.1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 294 (207). 1918; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 116.1992; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 178. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 92. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 162. 2005; ; Ansari, Crotalaria India 77. 2008.
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  Description: Shrubs, to 2 m high; stems terete, densely adpressed hairy. Leaves to 12 x 4 cm, elliptic to oblanceolate, obtuse at apex, densely hairy below; petiole 5 mm long. Racemes to 20 cm long, terminal. Flowers 3-7 in a racemes; pedicels 2 cm long; bracts ovate; calyx 15 mm long, lobes linear, densely hairy; standard 2 cm across, orbicular, tomentose along back; wings 1.5 cm long; keel densely tomentose along the margins. Pods 45 x 13 mm, glabrous; seeds many, 4.5 x 4 mm, black.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Palakkad
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 2000-2700
  Localities: Sabarimala, Mannarappara, Kunda hills
   
 
   
 
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