1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria adolfi Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Spreading bushy shrub up to 2 m. tall.
    Branches
    Branches shortly pubescent with fine subappressed hairs, somewhat glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic, up to 7–9 cm. long, 3·6–4 cm. wide, thinly pubescent with fine appressed hairs above, more densely so beneath; petiole up to 4·5–6 cm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules filiform, up to 3 mm. long, early caducous.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, up to 10 cm. long, ± 5–8-flowered; bracts filiform, up to 4 mm. long; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, similar.
    Calyx
    Calyx 15–17 mm. long, shortly appressed pubescent; lobes narrowly attenuate triangular, more than twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic-orbicular, yellow, pubescent outside; wings as long as or shorter than the keel; keel rounded, with a short slightly incurved untwisted beak, 20–21 mm. long, conspicuously lanate-pilose along the upper margin proximal to the beak.
    Fruits
    Pod stipitate, oblong-clavate, 40–50 mm. long, appressed pubescent, many-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds broadly oblique-cordiform, 3·5–4·5 mm. across, somewhat rugulose, pale brown.
    Habitat
    Margins and streamsides of rain-forest; 900–2000 m.
    Distribution
    T7 known only from the mountains N. of Lake Nyasa
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane forest
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria adolfi Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 54: 381 (1917)

    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
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 414 (1949).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 54: 381 (1917).
    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