CROTALARIA ALATA Buch.- Ham. ex Roxb.

Family: Fabaceae

Description of the Plant

A suberect under-shrub, 30-60 cm high. Leaves subsessile, varing from ovovate to ovate-oblong, reaching 5-7.5 cm; stipule forming a wing from one node nearly to the next. Racemes 2-3-flowered; peduncle elongated, often leafy; corolla pale yellow, not exerted. Pod long-stalked, linear-oblong, glabrous, 3-5 cm long, 30-40-seeded.

Using Information

Plant pounded and applied as a paste on boils and abscesses.

CROTALARIA ALATA Buch.- Ham. ex Roxb.
CROTALARIA ALATA Buch.- Ham. ex Roxb.

Chemical Constituents

Seeds contain alkaloid usaramine (Asolkar et al., 1992).

Distribution

Forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts and Cox's Bazar.


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