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Crotalaria Juncea

Crotalaria Juncea
Crotalaria Juncea
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Crotalaria juncea

Crotalaria juncea, known as sunn or sunn hemp, is a tropical Asian plant of the legume family (Fabaceae).Grown as a source of green manure, fodder and the lignified fiber obtained from its stem, it bears yellow flowers and elongate, alternate leaves. Sunn Hemp is also being looked at as a possible bio-fuel.

Annual, c. 60-250 cm tall. Many ascending branches, pubescent. Leaf simple, c. 2.5-10.5 cm long, c. 6-20 mm broad, linear or oblong, obtuse or sub acute, apiculate, pubescent on both sides, hairs appressed, silky. Petiole c. 1.2-2.5 mm long; stipules almost absent. Inflorescence an erect terminal and lateral raceme, up to 30 cm long, 12-20-flowered. Pedicel c. 3-7 mm long. Bract minute; bracteoles 2, below the calyx. Calyx c. 1.8-2.0 cm long, pubescent, teeth linear- lanceolate. Corolla bright yellow. Vexillum ovate-oblong, slightly exserted.

Scientific classification

Kingdom:

Plantae

(unranked):

Angiosperms

(unranked):

Eudicots

(unranked):

Rosids

Order:

Fabales

Family:

Fabaceae

Subfamily:

Faboideae

Tribe:

Crotalarieae

Genus:

Crotalaria

Species:

C. juncea

Binomial name

Crotalaria juncea





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