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Taxon: Crotalaria juncea L.

 
Genus: Crotalaria
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Crotalarieae
Nomen number: 12331
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:714. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 12-Sep-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 64 (24 active, 12 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: potential as forage
  • Environmental: soil improver
  • Materials:
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India [Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Goa, Mizoram, Puducherry, Arunachal Pradesh]


    Cultivated (cult. throughout tropics)

    Other (exact native range in s. Asia obscure)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  3. Bernal M., H. Y. 1986. Crotalaria (Fabaceae - Faboideae). Flora de Colombia. 4:59.
  4. Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance
  5. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  6. Englert, J. M. et al. 1999-. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Crotalaria+juncea&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  8. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  9. Kellerman, T. S. et al. 1988. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa Note: poisonous
  10. Kumar, S & P. V. Sane. 2003. Legumes of South Asia: a checklist.
  11. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants Note: poisonous
  12. Lock, J. M. & K. Simpson. 1991. Legumes of West Asia: a checklist
  13. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  14. Matos G., F. 1978. El género Crotalaria en Venezuela. Acta Bot. Venez. 13:87.
  15. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  16. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  17. National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future
  18. Niyomdham, C. 1978. A revision of the genus Crotalaria Linn. (Papilionaceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bull., Bot. 11:135.
  19. Polhill, R. M. 1982. Crotalaria in Africa and Madagascar 372.
  20. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  21. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  22. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 4:98-100.
  23. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  24. University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. UC SAREP on-line cover crop database (on-line resource).
  25. Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2.
  26. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  27. Yang, C. Y. 1983. On the problems of the classification of Crotalaria in China. Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin 3(4):107.
  28. 1998. Federal Seed Act and Regulations, Agricultural and Vegetable Kind Lists, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch.

Check other web resources for Crotalaria juncea L. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=12331. Accessed 16 July 2019.