Crotalaria hebecarpa

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Crotalaria hebecarpa (DC.) Rudd
  • Synonyms : Goniogyna hebecarpa DC., Goniogyna hirta (Wild.) Ali
  • Common Name : Fuzzy Fruited Rattlepod
  • Plant Family : Papilionaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 9
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Sarita Udyan

About Crotalaria hebecarpa Plant :

  • Habit : A prostrate herb with slender, patently hairy branches.
  • Leaves : Alternate, subsessile, ovate, glabrous or sparsely hairy, ciliate on margins.
  • Flower : Yellow, axillary, solitary.
  • Fruits :
    • Pods brown, oblong, flat, 2-seeded, sparsely hairy or nearly glabrous.
    • Seeds brown, smooth, polished, subreniform.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August - March