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Correspondence
Published: 2016-10-12

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

National Herbarium of Medicinal Plants and Repository of Raw Drug, School of Conservation of Natural Resources, Trans Disciplinary University (TDU), Foundation for Revitalisation of Health Traditions (FRLHT), # 74/2, Jarakabande Kaval, Yelahanka, Bangalore - 560 064,
Post Graduate and Research in Environmental Science and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam, Chennai- 603 110, India
Post Graduate and Research in Environmental Science and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam, Chennai- 603 110, India
Crotalaria rigida Rediscovery rare endemic extended distribution Tamil Nadu Eudicots

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.