Bristly Smithia
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Bristly Smithia
ative Photo: Rahul Prabhu Khanolkar
Common name: Bristly Smithia • Marathi: मोठा कवला Motha Kawla
Botanical name: Smithia setulosa    Family: Fabaceae (pea family)

Bristly Smithia is a bristly erect annual herb, growing up to 1-1.5 m high. Leaves are abruptly compound, 5-10 cm long. Stalkless leaflets occur in 4-7 pairs, and are 2-4 cm, oblong. Flowers form a large panicle. Flowers are 1.5-2 cm, bright yellow, with two red spots near the base. Flowering: October.

Identification credit: Rahul Prabhu Khanolkar Photographed in Belgaun & Raigarh, Western Ghats.

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