Botanical name: Smithia pycnantha Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)
Dense-Flowered Smithia differs from other Smithia species in having small flowers in dense heads. Plant is normally erect as compared to most other Smithia species spreading on the ground. It is a herb, 15-60 cm high, nearly erect; stem and branches bristly. Leaves are pinnate; leaflets nearly stalkless, 1.0-1.5 x 0.3-0.6 cm, linear, oblong-obovate, tip rounded, base wedge-shaped. Flowers are yellow, borne in dense, spherical heads. Pods 5-9-jointed, joints venose. Dense-Flowered Smithia is endemic to Maharashtra. Flowering: August-October.
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