1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria anisophylla (Hiern) Welw. ex Baker f.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual, 15–50 cm tall, with long procumbent lower branches, pubescent with appressed slightly biramous hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves shortly petiolate, 1-foliolate; leaflets mostly 9–14.5 × 0.5–2 cm, linear to linear-lanceolate, attenuate, acute, but lower ones up to 7 × 3.5 cm, often lanceolate to elliptic, shorter and rounded at the apex, thinly appressed pubescent beneath; stipules 3–10 mm long, linear or subulate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes very lax, rather few-flowered; bracts 2–4.5 mm long, linear to linear-lanceolate, bracteoles on the pedicel, filiform.
    Calyx
    Calyx (9)11–12 mm long, appressed puberulous; lobes narrowly triangular-lanceolate, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard subcircular, blue to violet, with a few hairs apically outside; wings oblong-obovate, exceeding the keel; keel, (8)9–11 mm long, strongly rounded, with a crest behind the small beak and an oblique spur from the leading edge.
    Fruits
    Pod including the 0.5–1 cm long stipe 3–4.2 cm long, subcylindrical, slightly broadened distally, shortly appressed pubescent, with numerous seeds.
    Seeds
    Seeds 4–5 mm long, obliquely oblong-cordiform, reticulately rugulose, brownish.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland, Zambezian wooded grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria anisophylla (Hiern) Welw. ex Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1958 Hislop, A. [155], Zimbabwe K000227483 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 260 (1914)

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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