1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria barnabassii Dinter ex Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa.

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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

    Habit
    Erect laxly branched annual, mostly 1–2 m tall, with sparsely appressed puberulous and glabrescent branches.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets mostly 3–6 × 0.8–2.8 cm, lanceolate to elliptic, glabrous above, sparsely puberulous or subglabrous beneath; petiole usually a little shorter than leaflets; stipules 1–4 mm long, linear, caducous.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, short and few-flowered at first, but elongating and ultimately 10–35 cm long and many-flowered; bracts 1.5–2.5 mm long, linear; bracteoles small.
    Calyx
    Calyx 6–8 mm long, sparsely puberulous; lobes attenuate-triangular, longer than tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic-obovate to subcircular, pale yellow, fading orange, glabrous outside; wings 0.7–0.8 times as long as keel; keel 1.1–1.4 cm long, rounded a little below the middle, with a slightly incurved acute beak.
    Fruits
    Pod (2.5)2.8–3.6 cm long, ellipsoid-clavate, abruptly contracted to the 9–13 mm long stipe, puberulous, glabrescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds mostly 4.5–6 mm across, subcircular, thin, markedly rugose towards the margin, brown with darker speckling.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria barnabassii Dinter ex Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dinter [490], Namibia K000227313

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 356 (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.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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