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Greater Rattlepod

Fabaceae (pea, or legume family) » Crotalaria spectabilis Roth

 

kroh-tuh-LAR-ee-uh -- Greek krotalos; refers to sound, dried pods make when shaken ... Dave's Botanary

speck-TAB-ih-liss -- spectacular ... Dave's Botanary

 

commonly known as: rattlebox, showy rattlepod • Assamese: জুমজুমি jhumjhumi • Bengali: ঝুমঝুমো jhumjhumo, পিপুলি ঝুনঝুন pipuli jhunjhun • Hindi: घुंगरी ghungri, जंगली शण jangli san, झुनझुनिया jhunjhunia • Kannada: ಕಾಡು ಸೆಣಬು kaadu senabu • Marathi: दयाळी dayali, डिंगळा dingala • Nepali: भुवन झार bhuvan jhar • Sanskrit: घण्टारवा ghantarava • Telugu: పెద్ద గిలిగిచ్చ pedda giligitcha

 

Native of: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia; naturalized throughout tropics

 

 

References: Flowers of IndiaPIER species info

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Taken on October 19, 2007