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  Crotalaria humifusa
 
  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Crotalaria humifusa Graham ex Benth. in Hook.'s London J. Bot. 2: 476. 1843; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 67. 1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 292(206). 1918; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 72. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 150. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 121. 1992; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 10,17. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 134. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 94. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 87. 2002; Ansari, Crotalaria India 188. 2008.
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  Description: Prostrate herb; stem villous. Leaves to 5 x 3.5 cm, ovate, obtuse, pubescent, petiolate; stipule filiform. Raceme axillary, 6-12 cm long, peduncled. Flowers 5-10; pedicels 5 mm long; bracts and bracteoles filiform; calyx 6 mm long, lobes equal, densely fulvous hairy; standard 5 x 3 mm, obovate; wings 4 x 2 mm, oblanceolate; keel glabrous. Pods to 7 x 3 mm, oblong, glabrous.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands and deciduous forests
  Distribution: India, Nepal, Myanmar and Malaysia
  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: 100-1000
  Localities: Peechi, Vallakkadavu, Karimala, Damsite, Valiyaparathode
   
 
   
 
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