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Crotalaria calycina Schrank, Pl.Rar.Hort.Monac.t. 12. 1817. Baker in Hook.f., Fl. Brit.Ind.2:72.1876; Cooke, Fl.Bomb.Pres. (reprint ed.) 1:317. 1958; Ali in Biologia 12:26.1966; Polhill in Milne-Redhead & Polhill, Fl.Trop.East Afr. (Leguminosae 3) 949.1971.

Erect annual, 15-100 cm tall. Stem densely hirsute. Leaf simple, 6.5-14.5 cm long, c. 6-10 mm broad, linear to oblong-lanceolate, acute, glabrous above, appressly pilose below; petiole c. 2-4 mm long. Stipules minute. Inflorescence a 2-12-flowered raceme or flowers solitary in upper axils. Bract c. 6-18 mm long; bracteoles in the upper part of pedicel. Calyx 18-25 mm long, densely pilose, hairs long, spreading. Corolla pale yellow, shorter than the calyx. Fruit sessile, up to 20-25 mm long, 8 mm broad, subcylindrical, glabrous, c. 20-35-seeded.

Fl. Per.: October

Type: plate 12 in Plantae Rariores Horti Academici Monacensis (1817).

Distribution: Pakistan; India; Sikkim, Bhutan; Tropical Africa; Malay Isles; China and N. Australia.


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