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Crotalaria medicaginea var. medicaginea

Perennial herb, c. 30 cm or less tall. Stem branched, sparsely pubescent, hairs appressed. Leaf trifoliolate, petiole c. 2.5-5.5 mm long; leaflets c. 6-10 mm long, c. 2.5-4.5 mm broad, oblanceolate, obtuse to subtruncate, apiculate, glabrous above, pubescent below; petiolules short; stipules minute, filiform. Inflorescence terminal and leaf-opposed, 2-6-flowered raceme. Bract minute, linear, subulate. Calyx c. 2.5 mm long, pubescent, teeth acute, longer than the tube. Corolla yellow. Vexillum c. 5-6 mm long, pubescent externally. Fruit subglobose, c. 4.0 mm or less long, pubescent, beaked, 2-seeded.

Fl.Per.: March-August.

Type: Indes orientalis, Sonnerat (P-not seen).

Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab, Sind); India, Malay Isles; Afghanistan; China; Australia.


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