1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria adenocarpoides Taub.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to DR Congo.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket., Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Erect much-branched subshrub or woody herb, up to 1–1·8 m. tall.
    Branches
    Branches densely pilose with fine brownish spreading hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate with others often crowded on very abbreviated axillary shoots and appearing fasciculate, 3-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate, small, up to 12 mm. long and 4 mm, wide, rounded to truncate at the apex, sparsely pilose above, rather densely appressed pilose beneath.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes subsessile, dense, up to 5–8 cm. long, many-flowered, sometimes with other flowers clustered in the axils below; bracts linear, up to 3 mm. long, ± as long as the pedicel; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm. long, with the tube protracted on the lower side, densely pilose; upper lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, ± twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, shorter than the mature keel, yellow, veined purplish-red, puberulous apically outside; wings much shorter than the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower third, with a long narrow twisted beak, 9–11 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, ellipsoid-globose to very shortly cylindrical, up to 9 mm. long, 5 mm. across, densely spreading pubescent, 8–10(–13)-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds orbicular-reniform, ±1–5 mm. across, smooth, brown.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland; 1500–2350 m.
    Distribution
    U2

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

    Crotalaria adenocarpoides Taub. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 206 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 4: 264 (1953), pro majore parte.
    • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 272 (1948).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 288 (1914).
    • Taub. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 206 (1895).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0