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Crotalaria spectabilis Roth, Nov.Pl.Sp. 341. 1821. Ali in Biologia 12:26.1966; Polhill in Milne-Redhead & Polhill, Fl.Trop.E.Afr. (Legumi¬nosae 3) 959.1971.

  • Crotalaria sericea Retz.

    An undershrub, 90-200 cm tall, branches subglabrous. Leaf c. 5-15 cm long, variable in breadth, oblong-lanceolate, acute or subacute, mucronate, glabrous above, finely pubescent below; petiole c. 1.5-3.5 mm long; stipules large, leafy. Inflorescence a 20-50-flowered, terminal raceme, c. 25-45 cm long. Bract 12-20 mm long, ovate, foliaceous ; bracteoles 2, 1-2 mm long, situated below the middle of the pedicel. Calyx c. 11-14 mm long, subglabrous, teeth c. 8-9 mm long, upper teeth large, triangular. Corolla yellow with a purplish tinge. Fruit c. 2.5-5.5 cm long, linear-oblong, glabrous, 20-30-seeded; stipitate.

    Fl.Per.: October-December.

    Type: ‘India orient., Benj.Heyne-whereabouts uncertain.

    Distribution: Pakistan; India; Sikkim; Nepal; Burma.


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