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Common name

English: Sunn hemp

German: Ostindischer Hanf


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Crotalaria (9)

            Epithet: juncea L. (4)

Synonyms: Crotalaria benghalensis Lam., Crotalaria fenestrata Sims, Crotalaria ferestrata Sims, Crotalaria porrecta Wall., Crotalaria sericea Willd., Crotalaria tenuifolia Roxb., Crotalaria viminea Wall.

benghalensis => of or from Bengal, historical and geographical region covering Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal in India

juncea => rush-like

sericea => silky, covered with silky pubescence

tenuifolia => slender-leaved, fine-leaved


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Crotalaria juncea at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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