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  Crotalaria obtecta var. glabrescens
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Crotalaria obtecta Graham ex Wight & Arn. var. glabrescens (Benth.) Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 79. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 297(210). 1918; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 125. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 141. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 94. 1998; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 48. 2000; Ansari, Crotalaria India 121. 2008. Crotalaria glabrescens Benth. in Hook.'s London J. Bot. 3: 563. 1844.
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  Description: Erect shrubs, to 2 m high; stem pilose. Leaves to 7.5 x 3.5 cm, obovate, obtuse, acute at base, thinly golden brown hairy; petiole 5 mm long; stipule filiform. Raceme to 26 cm long, terminal. Flowers ca 20 in a raceme; pedicels 8 mm long, bracteolate at middle; bracts lanceolate; calyx 2 cm long, lobes falcate, densely dark brown hairy; standard 2.5 cm across, yellow with pink tomentose lines on back; wings 2 x 1.2 cm, clawed; keel 22 mm long, densely tomentose along margins. Pods 5.5 x 1.6 cm, oblong, densely dark brown, hairy.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam
  Habitat: Grasslands
  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:
  Localities: Kumarikulam, Kottamala, Arjunankotta, Lock-hert gap, Ponmudi, Vellarimala
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