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Kingdom: Plantae (2666)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2580)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2173)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Crotalaria (9)

            Epithet: tetragona Andrews (1)

Synonyms: Crotalaria esquirolii H.Lev., Crotalaria grandiflora Zoll.

esquirolii => in honor of Joseph Henri Esquirol (1870-1934), French missionary, linguist and plant collector in Yunnan, P.R. China

grandiflora => with flowers larger than the normal

tetragona => four-angled, square


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

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