Crotalaria ferruginea Benth.

Common name

Mandarin: 假地蓝 (jia di lan)


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Crotalaria (9)

           Epithet: ferruginea Benth. (4)

Synonyms: Crotalaria bodinieri H.Lev., Crotalaria lonchophylla Hand.-Mazz., Crotalaria pilosissima Miq., Crotalaria rufescens Franch.

bodinieri => in honor of French botanist and missonary Emile Marie Bodinier (1842-1901) working in China

ferruginea => rust-coloured

pilosissima => very pilose

rufescens => reddish


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

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