1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria axilliflora Baker f.

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

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; woodland, Zambezian woodland
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual, 30–75 cm tall, developing ascending branches; stem densely silvery silky pubescent to pilose, the hairs 0.5–1(2) mm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves all or almost all 3-foliolate, uppermost sometimes 1-foliolate; leaflets 6–30 × 1–10 mm, linear-oblanceolate, oblong-oblanceolate or oblong-obovate, obtuse to rounded at the apex, glabrous to sparsely pilose above, thinly appressed pubescent to pilose beneath; petiole 2–6 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 1–4 cm long, densely 6–20-flowered, with other flowers developing in the axils below and sometimes also on abbreviated lateral branches; bracts 3–7 × 0.1–0.7 mm, linear to narrowly linear-lanceolate; pedicel 3–4(6 in fruit) mm long; bracteoles setaceous or lacking.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–6 mm long, silky tomentose; lobes acuminately triangular, 1.5–2 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly obovate, yellow, silky tomentose outside; wings as long as the keel; keel 6–8 mm long, subangular, with a narrow twisted beak hooked inwards at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 7–8 × 4–5 mm, ovoid-ellipsoid, pilose, 4–8-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1.5–2.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria axilliflora Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Kessner, J. [3021] K000412818 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 300 (1914)

    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

    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