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Common name

Mandarin: 假地蓝 (jia di lan)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(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

External links

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World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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