1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria alemanniana Torre

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Angola to Zambia.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket, Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, various authors. Flora Zambesiaca 3:7. 2003

    Habit
    Stems several from a woody rootstock, erect to 60 cm, developing numerous progressively shortened flowering branches above, ribbed, densely strigulose.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 3-foliolate, uppermost reduced, some 1-foliolate; leaflets 8–15 × 2–8 mm, oblanceolate to obovate, rounded, truncate or emarginate, glabrous or nearly so above, densely white strigulose beneath; petiole 3–10 mm, slender, slightly grooved; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Primary racemes short, few-flowered, most of the flowers on lateral branches progressively abbreviated upwards and in the axils, forming a leafy pseudopanicle; bracts 0.5–1.5 mm long, linear-subulate; bracteoles usually on the pedicel, setaceous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm long, densely strigulose; lobes triangular, somewhat acuminate or attenuate, 1.5–2 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic-obovate to broadly elliptic, yellow tinged red, sparsely hairy outside; wings equalling the keel or shorter; keel 9–11 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, 6 × 5 mm, ovoid-globose, 2-seeded (ovules 4–8).
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia

    Crotalaria alemanniana Torre appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Mem. Junta Invest. Ultramar, 2 Ser. 19: 34 (1960)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    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