Heyne's Crotalaria
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Heyne's Crotalaria
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Heyne's Crotalaria
Botanical name: Crotalaria heyneana    Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)

Heyne's crotalaria is an undershrub up to 40 cm tall, with hairless branchlets and simple elliptic-lanceshaped leaves. Leaves pointed tip, margin entire, base wedge-shaped, membranous, hairless. Flowers are whitish blue, in racemes up to 5 cm long, at the end branches. Sepals are 5, up to 1 cm long. Flowers are shaped like pea-flowers, with white standard and blue wings. Wings equal calyx or are slightly longer. Seed-pod is oblong, 10 seeded. Heyne's crotalaria is found in S and SW India.

Identification credit: Navendu Pagé
Photographed at Yana Rocks, Karnataka.
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