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Dense-Flowered Smithia   
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Dense-Flowered Smithia
A Native Herb pinnate Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Dense-Flowered Smithia
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.

Identification credit: Prashant Awale Photographed in (Kamshet Region, Maharashtra.

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