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  Crotalaria salicifolia
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Crotalaria salicifolia Heyne ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 182. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 77. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 294(208). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 142. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 123. 1989; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 128. 1992; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 152. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 135. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 95. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 197. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 165. 2005; Ansari, Crotalaria India 131. 2008; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 276. 2009.
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  Description: Shrubs; stems villous. Leaves to 7 x 2.5 cm, elliptic, obtuse at apex, acute at base, densely fulvous tomentose; nerves 5-7 pairs; stipules absent. Raceme terminal; bracts 7 mm long, lanceolate, hairy. Flowers many, calyx 2 cm long, lobes slightly falcate, densely hairy; petals yellow; standard 25 mm across, tomentose along the midrib; wings 20 mm long; keel densely tomentose along the margins . Pods 5.6 x 2.5 cm, oblong, shortly stalked, glabrous.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Habitat: Grassy patches in degraded 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
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-700
  Localities: Peechi, Pachakkanam, Kakki hills, Mukkali forests, Pothundy, Amburi, Karamanayar region, Bonaccord
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