1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria argenteotomentosa R.Wilczek

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. DR Congo to N. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual 20–100 cm tall, usually with rather slender ascending branches; stem densely silvery silky pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 3-foliolate, uppermost sometimes 1-foliolate; leaflets 8–20 × 1–4 mm, linear-oblanceolate to oblanceolate, ± pointed, pilose beneath and generally thinly so above; petiole 1–4 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 3–10 cm, long, subdensely to laxly 6–20-flowered, with other flowers developing in the axils below; bracts 3–6 mm long, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate; pedicel 2–5 mm long; bracteoles on the pedicel, setaceous, or obscure.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–7 mm long, silky tomentose; lobes triangular lanceolate, 2–2.5 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic-obovate to subcircular, yellow, finely lined red, silky tomentose outside but hairs rarely obscuring the surface completely; wings longer than the keel; keel 8–9 mm long, subangular, with a twisted beak slightly to strongly incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 7–9 × 4.5–7 mm, ovoid-ellipsoid to ovoid-globose, densely silky pilose, 6–10-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2.5–3 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria argenteotomentosa R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 23: 207 (1953)

    Accepted by

    • 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