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  Crotalaria pusilla
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Crotalaria pusilla Heyne ex Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 335.1821; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 70. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 296(209). 1918; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 122. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 152. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 127. 1992; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 88. 1999; Ansari, Crotalaria India 203. 2008.
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  Description: Shrubs, thinly pubescent. Terminal leaflets 10 x 3 cm; lateral 7 x 2.5 cm, elliptic, acute at the apex, base cuneate, membranous, pubescent; petiole to 5.5 cm, petiolule 3-4 cm. Racemes terminal and lateral, to 15 cm long; bracts 1 cm, linear, pubescent; calyx tube 3 mm, upper lobes 4 and lower 5 mm, lanceolate; standard petal 1.7 x 1.2 cm, orbicular, yellow striped with purple; wings 1.5 x 0.8 cm; keel 1.3 x 0.5 cm, falcate, pubescent at the margins; staminal sheath 7 mm, pubescent, filaments 4 and 7 mm; anthers 2.5 and 0.5 mm; ovary 5 mm, pubescent, style 1 cm. Pod 4 x 1 cm, oblong, puberulus; seeds many.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-August
  District(s): Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: 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:
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  Localities: Chengamperu, Walayar
   
 
   
 
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