Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Crotalaria sericea Burm.f.

Family: Papilionaceae Genus: Crotalaria Species: Crotalaria sericea Burm.f.( झुनझुनिया )






Synonym Crotalaria burmannii DC. 
Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Sanni, Ghungri, Dhundhuni, Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Showy Rattlepod, Greater rattlepod, Showy crotalaria, Showy rattlebox Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Jhunjhunia Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Pods stalked, oblong, exserted, glabrous, many seeded.
Habitat Common; edges of forests, crop fields, grassy localities. Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Submontane Himalaya, Indomalaysia. Bark Details Smooth and green
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Morni-Pinjore, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species Erect shrubs, to 1 m high; branches striated, glabrous, smooth. Leaves sessile or shortly stalked, oblanceolate, oblong, acute, glabrous; stipules large, foliaceous. Flowers in 20-50 flowered, terminal, racemes; bracts leafy, persistent. Calyx glabrescent; teeth longer than tube. Corolla yellow with purplish tinge, much exserted; vexillum ovate. Pods stalked, oblong, long, exserted, glabrous, many seeded. Leaf Details Leaves sessile or shortly stalked, oblanceolate, oblong, acute, cuneate at base, glabrous; stipules large, foliaceous.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details