1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria axillifloroides Baker f. ex R.Wilczek

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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

    Habit
    Erect annual, (15)30–75 cm tall, developing ascending branches from near the base upwards; stem densely silvery spreading pilose, the hairs 1–2 mm long and twisted when dried.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 8–20 × 2–7 mm, oblong-oblanceolate, obtuse, pilose on both surfaces, ± silky beneath; petiole 2–4 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes sessile, 3–12 cm long, densely 12–60-flowered, with other flowers in the axils below; bracts leaf-like, 6–12 × 2–5 mm, elliptic-lanceolate; pedicels 1–2(3 in fruit) mm long; bracteoles 0.
    Calyx
    Calyx 6–7 mm long, silky tomentose; lobes triangular-lanceolate, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard 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, 6–7 × 4–5 mm, ovoid to ovoid-ellipsoid, silky pilose, 6–10-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1.5–1.8 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria axillifloroides Baker f. ex R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bidgood, S. [5670], Tanzania K000468754

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 23: 208 (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

    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.

    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