Crotalaria hirta

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Diffuse, branched annual herbs; stems terete, velutinous, hairs silky brown, 2-4 mm long, spreading. Leaves simple, alternate, 1.1-3.3 x0.3-0.7 cm, linear-lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, acute or cuneate at base, obtuse and apiculate at apex, sericeo-villous on both surfaces, more on the lower, margins ciliate, main lateral veins 2-3 pairs, obscure; petioles 1-2 mm long, villous; stipules absent. Racemes terminal; peduncles 1.0-2.5cm long, pubescent. Flowers 1-5, crowded or subcapitate, 9-10 x 4-5 mm; pedicels 2-3 mm long, pubescent; bracts lanceolate-acuminate, 6-8 x 1.5-2.5 mm, pilose, stalked; bracteoles 2, beneath the calyx, linear-lanceolate, 4.5-5.0 x ca 1 mm, acuminate, densely pilose. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, tube ca 2 mm long, 2 lipped, lobes 8-9 x 0.7- 2.0 mm, densely pilose, hairs up to 1 mm long, 2 lipped, lobes 8-9 x 0.7-2.0 mm, densely pilose, hairs up to 1 mm long, margins ciliate, upper lip 2- lobed, lobes lanceolate, acuminate at apex, lower lip 3-lobed, lobes linear-lanceolate, acuminate at apex. Corolla yellow, equal to calyx or slightly exserted; vexillum obovate-oblong, elliptic-oblong, ca 8 x 4-5 mm, pilose on the back at apex, hairs up to 2 mm long, claw ca 1 mm long, straight; wing petals oblong or obovate-oblong, ca 6 x 1.2-2.0 mm, claw ca 1 mm long; keel petals 7-9 x ca 3 mm, beak 3-5 mm long, twisted. Staminal sheath 2-3 mm long; free filaments 2.0-2.5 mm long; longer anthers linear or linear-oblong, 1.0-1.7 mm long; shorter anthers ovoid-oblong, 0.3-0.4 mm long. Ovary sessile, obovate-oblong, 3-5 x 0.7-2.0 mm, glabrous; style 6-8 mm long; ovules 21. Pods sessile, ovoid-oblong, 11-12 x ca 6 mm, beaked, glabrous, brown; seeds 15-20, reniform, ca 1.5 x 1.5 mm, brown
Flowering and fruiting: October-February
Scrub jungles
Crotalaria calycina??021209PKA3
: Attachments (3). 10 posts by 7 authors.
Came across this herb at "Harishchandragad" (30-11-2009).
Is it Crotalaria calycina?? Please validate this ID..
it is not Crotalaria calicina..........
for C. calicina pl see the earlier discussion just few days back
I hope the plant in the attached photograph is Crotalaria brevis due to its hirsute nature. please see in the link below.
C. mysorensis.
This is Crotalaria hirta Rottl. ex Willd.
(Type - Tharangambadi to Chennai, Rottler s.n.)
It is not Crotalaria calycina Schrank, because the calyx is not enclosing the pod.
It is not Crotalaria mysorensis Roth , since the pod is quite small, and also the shape of the pod is different. It will be more clear if the stipule is observed. In Crotalaria hirta stipule is very minute or absent. But, in Crotalaria mysorensis Roth, the stipules are conspicuous.

This silky herb was seen at Morni hills, Haryana...
Can this be Crotalaria calycina ? 
Crotalaria calycina Schrank
Images may be of Crotalaria hirta as per images herein. Pl. validate.
Thanks ..., You may be right, but my pics are not conclusive, until I get it again in better stage, id cannot be confirmed..
Thanks a lot ..., I am taking this as C. hirta
Requesting ID of this herb.
Location: Tungi Fort, Lonavala
Could this be Crotalaria mysorensis?
Yes, it does look like Crotalaria mysorensis
Does not matches with other images at Crotalaria mysorensis Roth 
I think Its Crotalaria calycina

Images may be of Crotalaria hirta as per images herein. Pl. validate.
yes, I agree, it looks like Crotalaria hirta

This images of this hirsute herb were recorded in Morni Hills, Haryana...
Crotalaria prostrata ?? Please suggest id...!
Pls. give some information on habit, stipules etc... & date pls
efi page on Crotalaria prostrata with 6 images from ...
Crotalaria prostrata to me.
Thank you very much ... for taking care. I agree with ..., details are lacking, I will come back when I have something better to share....!!
Crotalaria hirta as per feedback another thread: Fabaceae (Faboideae) Fortnight :: Crotalaria calycina ?:: Morni Hills :: NS OCT 20/20
ID requested for this Crotalaria sp. : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2) - 1 Mb each.
I request for the ID of this Crotalaria sp. 
Location: Foothills of Shervaroys (Part of Eastern Ghats), Salem District, Tamil Nadu 
Date: 25-11-2015.
Altitude: ca 300 m asl.

Pl. check at Crotalaria, if it is crotalaria.

Thank you Ji. It closely matches with Crotalaria mysorensis, but the leaf characteristics and the height of the plant is not matching. 

Crotalaria calycina

Looks like Crotalaria calycina  

I have collected Crotalaria calycina from Sirumalai Hills, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu during January & August 2014 which is different from the Crotalaria species I have posted for the ID. 
Attached herewith the photos of Crotalaria calycina collected from Sirumalai Hills (Eastern Ghats), Dindigul Dist., Tamil Nadu during 2014.  
Kindly confirm the plant in the original post (from Shervarayan Hills, Salem Dist.) and the currently attached photos (Sirumalai Hills, Dindigul Dist.) are of Crotalaria calycina.
Attachments (2)

May be Crotalaria hirta as per images herein.
Reposting for confirming the ID :: Crotalaria calycina : 17 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
I have posted a Crotalaria sp. (Photos 1 and 2) with the below mentioned details for the ID and got the ID as Crotalaria calycina by ...
Location: Foothills of Shervaroys (Part of Eastern Ghats), Salem District, Tamil Nadu 
Date: 25-11-2015.
Altitude: ca 300 m asl.
I have also collected Crotalaria calycina (Photos 3 and 4) from Sirumalai Hills (Alt. 900 m asl), Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu during January & August 2014 which is different from the Crotalaria species (Photos 1 and 2) I have posted for the ID. 
Kindly confirm the plants in the attached photos (1, 2) and (3, 4) are of Crotalaria calycina.

You are right in emphasising that these two sets look different, there are wide differences. 
I hope identification will be reached, please see the link, my submission from Morni Hills, Haryana resemble your first set...they were also identified as Crotalaria calycina..

Thank you for the info and link. My first set of photos resemble the plants in the link. 
Will wait for other expert members suggestion on these specimens.

It is Crotalaria epunctata Dalz.,

Thanks, ... You mean the first two images.

In the absence of pod and flower earlier it is incorrectly identified; now the leaf and flower are clear; based on the features it is identified, it looks like C.mysorensis, but there are no stipules, crolla larger than calyx, based on these features it is identified

I think first two images may be of Crotalaria hirta as per images herein. Pl. validate.

In the absence of pod it may be a guess to validate, to me all 4 are of same plant species

I think leaves are different and hairy with different type of hairs. Both are different species to me. 

Thank you ... I am also having the same opinion. I will send some more photos with additional information soon.


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