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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Crotalaria

Crotalaria albida Heyne ex Roth, Nov.Pl.Sp. 333. 1821. Baker in Hook. f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:71.1876; Cooke, Fl.Bomb.Pres. (reprint ed.) 1:315.1958; Ali in Biologia 12:27.1966.

An undershrub c. 30-60 cm tall, branches silky pubescent. Leaf simple, c. 2.5-5.5 cm long, c. 4.5-13 mm broad, linear-oblong or oblanceolate, obtuse, apiculate, silky pubescent, pellucid-punctate; petiole 2.5 mm or less; stipules absent. Inflorescence a 6-20-flowered raceme, c. 5-13 cm long. Bract and bracteoles linear. Pedicel c. 3-5 mm long. Calyx c. 6-7 mm long, becoming enlarged in fruit; 3 lower teeth linear, the upper 2 broader. Corolla pale yellow. Vexillum c. 8-9 mm long. Fruit sessile, c. 1.2-1.6 cm long, oblong-cylindric, glabrous, 6-12-seeded.

Fl.Per.: July-September.

Type: India orientali, Benj. Heyne (not seen).

Distribution: Pakistan; Kashmir; India; Nepal; Sikkim; Burma, Malay Isles; China; Philippines.


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