Derivation of specific name
Regularity: Regularly occurring
State - Kerala, District/s: All Districts"
In terminal and/or lateral racemes; blue. Flowering throughout the year.
An oblong-terete pod, sparsely pubescent, exceeding the calyx; seeds upto 15. Fruiting throughout the year.
Stem 4-angled, appressed-pubescent.
Ovate or rhomboid-deltoid
Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Crotalaria verrucosa
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
Crotalaria verrucosa (blue rattlepod) is a species of flowering plant in the legume family, Fabaceae. This shrub belongs to the sub family Faboideae. The herb found in Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Australasia and Africa & Americas regions.
Crotalaria verrucosa is a perennial shrub that grows to about 50–100 cm in height.
- "Crotalaria verrucosa L.". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
- "Crotalaria verrucosa Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 715. 1753.". Flora of China. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Isely (1990) rejects Crotalaria verrocosa in Florida as one specimen "naturalized" near Homestead, Florida.
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