All Floras      Advanced Search
FOC Vol. 10 Page 105, 108 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 10 | Fabaceae | Crotalaria

4. Crotalaria bracteata Roxburgh ex Candolle, Prodr. 2: 130. 1825.

毛果猪屎豆 mao guo zhu shi dou

Herbs or shrublets, 60-120 cm tall. Stems terete, appressed pubescent. Stipules acicular, 3-4 mm. Leaves 3-foliolate; peti­ole 3-5 cm; petiolules 1-1.5 mm; leaflet blades narrowly ellip­tic, 5-7(-9) × 2.5-4 cm, terminal one larger than lateral ones, thin, abaxially sparsely pilose, adaxially glabrous, veins distinct on both surfaces, secondary veins 8-18 on each side of mid­vein, base attenuate, apex acuminate. Racemes leaf-opposed or rarely terminal, 10-15 cm, 10-30-flowered; bracts acicular, ca. 1 mm. Pedicel 3-7 mm; bracteoles inserted at base of calyx tube, ovate-lanceolate, ca. 3 mm. Calyx subcampanulate, 5-6 mm, 5-lobed, pilose; lobes lanceolate, ± as long as tube. Corolla yellow, exserted from calyx; standard oblong, ca. 9 mm, base with 2 appendages; wings oblong, ca. 8 mm; keel ± as long as wing, curved, beak narrow and slightly incurved. Ovary sub­sessile. Legume ellipsoid-fusiform, ca. 2 × 0.5-1 cm, 7- or 8-seeded, densely rusty pubescent; style persistent. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Oct-Dec.

Along trails, riverbanks, forests; 700-1000 m. Yunnan (Xishuang­banna) [Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Philip­pines, Thailand, Vietnam].


Related Objects  
  • Illustration
  • Illustration

    Flora of China @
    Browse by
    Advanced Search

    Flora of China Home




     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |