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Common name

English: Indian Rattlebox


Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Fabales (239)

        Family: Fabaceae (239)(family description)

          Genus: Crotalaria (9)

            Epithet: assamica Benth. (1)

Synonyms: Crotalaria burmannii DC., Crotalaria sericea Burm.f.

assamica => native to Assam (northeastern state of India)

burmannii => in honor of Nicholaas Laurens Burman (1734-1793), Dutch botanist

sericea => silky, covered with silky pubescence


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb, shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Crotalaria assamica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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