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  Crotalaria stipitata
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Crotalaria stipitata Graham ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 193. 1834; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 276. 2009. Crotalaria laevigata acut. non Lam. 1786; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 83. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 300(212). 1918; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 79. 1982; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 131. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 151. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 123. 1992; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 23. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 134. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 180. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 88. 2002; Ansari, Crotalaria India 334. 2008.
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  Description: Shrubs, branchlets glabrescent. Leaflets obovate or oblong, apex obtuse or retuse, membranous, glabrous, glaucous below, terminal much larger than the laterals, 2-3 x 1.5 cm; lateral nerves and reticulations faint; petiole to 3 cm long; stipule to 4 mm long, subulate. Flowers to 1.5 cm across, in axillary, 2-5 flowered racemes; bracts minute, setaceous; calyx lobes puberulus, deltoid-lanceolate, 4 mm long; petals bright yellow, standard ovate; keels beaked. Pods to 1.5 x 0.5 cm, glabrous; seeds ca. 10.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Malappuram, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests and grasslands
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Madagascar
  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
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  Localities: Sholayar, Ponmudi, Pezha, Chandanathode, Periya, Tolpetty, Pathenthode, Ampumala
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