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  Crotalaria leptostachya
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Crotalaria leptostachya Benth. in Hook., London J. Bot. 2: 562. 1843; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 78. 1876; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 123. 1992; Ansari, Crotalaria India 99. 2008.
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  Description: Erect, fulvous-pubescent stiff shrubs; stems and branches tetragonous. Leaves simple, alternate, 8-14 x 1.0-2.5 cm, lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate or linear-oblong, rounded at base, acute and apiculate at apex, silky hairy on both surfaces, subsessile, membranous; lateral veins numerous, distinct; stipules minute, caducous. Racemes terminal and lateral, elongated, 15-30 cm long. Flowers 12-20, pedicels short, fulvous; bracts small, subulate, hairy. Calyx 6-8 mm long, clothed with fulvous silky glistering hairs, tube very short, lobes long, triangular, acute, the 2 upper lobes divaricate, slightly broader and a little more deeply divided than the 3 lower lobes. Petals yellow, as long as calyx; vexillum suborbicular, glabrous. Pods sessile, oblong, 1.5-2.0 cm long, densely fulvous-silky; seeds 4-6.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Palakkad
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  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: Peninsular India
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