Crotalaria burhia

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Crotalaria burhia
Crotalaria burhia (Sania).JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Crotalaria
Species: C. burhia
Binomial name
Crotalaria burhia

Crotalaria burhia (Hindi: saniya सणिया) is a herb found in north-west India, mainly in the Thar desert region.


It is a good soil binder and has medicinal value. It is used to make ropes and sheds for animals in the desert and also used to make jhumpa (desert huts). It is a food for goats.

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  • L. R. Burdak (1982): Recent advances in desert afforestation, Dehradun, p.66

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