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  Crotalaria scabra
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Crotalaria scabra Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1917: 28. 1917 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 294(208). 1918; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 123. 1989; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 128. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 143. 1994; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 198. 2002; ; Ansari, Crotalaria India 280. 2008.
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  Description: Whole plant densely brown villous. Leaves 2-3 x 1-1.5 cm, obtuse at apex, round at base; margins recurved. Stipules filiform, 0.5-0.7 cm long. Racemes few flowered, flowers to the tip of racemes. Calyx 1-1.5 cm long, densely villous; lobes 5, subequal. Corolla brownish yellow, 1.5-2 cm long; standard with a line of brown hair along midrib; wings with transverse scaly folds; keels cottony on inner margins. Staminal sheath 0.4-0.5 cm long, filaments 0.4-0.6 cm long. Ovary 0.3 cm, glabrous; style 0.8-1 cm long, hairy on inner margin; stigma hairy on inner margin. Pods 3-3.5 x 1.2-1.5 cm, oblong. Seeds 0.3-0.4 cm diam., concavo-convex.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  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: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 1400-1800
  Localities: Agastyarkudam, Pongalapara, Agasthymala peak
   
 
   
 
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