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Rediscovery of Crotalaria rigida (Leguminosae)—Rare and endemic legume of Southern India, Tamil Nadu

NARAYANASAMY DHATCHANAMOORTHY, THANGAVEL ARUMUGAM, PONNUSAMY SENTHIL KUMAR

Abstract


Crotalaria rigida (Leguminosae) is a rare and endemic species in southern India.  Original descriptions were based on the live specimen, illustration and this paper deals with recent recollection after 107 years from Tamil Nadu, India. A detailed taxonomic description along with illustration is provided to facilitate its easy and proper identification of Crotalaria rigida.


Keywords


Crotalaria rigida, Rediscovery, rare, endemic, extended distribution, Tamil Nadu, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.278.3.11

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand