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Crotalaria grahamiana Wight & Arn.
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Crotalaria grahamiana Wight & Arn. APNI*

Description: Dense shrub, c. 1 m high; branches silky.

Leaves 5–7 foliolate, palmate; leaflets obovate to narrow-obovate, 3–8.5 cm long, 8–25 mm wide, upper surface glabrous and minutely stippled, lower surface densely pubescent; petiole to c. 80 mm long; stipules subulate 5–10 mm long.

Racemes 6–20 cm long, many-flowered, pedicels 10–15 mm long; bracts 8–15 mm long, leafy. Calyx 11–15 mm long, ± glabrous. Corolla 15–25 mm long, yellow; wings longer than keel; keel incurved at middle, beak c. 15 mm long, twisted at apex.

Pod glabrous, 40–60 mm long; seeds c. 4–6 mm long, brownish.


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Flowering: autumn–winter.

Distribution and occurrence: Naturalized in Murwillumbah district. Native of India.
NSW subdivisions: *NC
Other Australian states: *Qld
AVH map***

Text by C. Gardner & G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


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