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  Crotalaria incana ssp. incana
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Crotalaria incana L., Sp. Pl. 716. 1753, var. incana; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 83. 1876; Ravi, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 67: 132. 1970; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 122. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 140. 1994; Ansari, Crotalaria India 215. 2008.
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  Description: Erect, suffruticose undershrubs, up to 1 m high, clothed with grey pubescence; branches terete. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 5-6 x 2.5-3.0 cm, membranous, obovate or elliptic, cuneate at base, obtuse and apiculate at apex, glabrous above, pubescent beneath; petioles with longitudinal groove above, up to 3.5 cm long; stipules setaceous, minute, caduceus. Racemes terminal or subterminal, elongated, 5-20 cm long. Flowers 12-20, 10-16 mm long, closely arranged; pedicels alternate, short; bracts minute, filiform, caducous; bracteoles deltoid, sulcate, ca 2 mm long at the base of calyx, caducous. Calyx 0.6-1.0 cm long, divided to more than half of its length, tube short, covered with fine spreading brown silky hairs, lobes lanceolate, acuminate. Petals yellow, often with dark reddish or purplish venation, exserted; standard obovate, 1.0-1.3 cm long; wing petals as long as keel petals; keel petals 8.0-11.5 mm long with long, untwisted beak. Ovary hairy; style hairy, longer than the ovary; stigma capitate. Pods subsessile, deflexed, oblong, 3-4 x ca 1 cm, cylindrical densely hairy; seeds 20-30, reniform, ca mm long brown, sometimes mottled, smooth or obscurely papillose.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-August
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Habitat: Occasional in plains
  Distribution: Pantropical
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 50-1600
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