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

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

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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

    Habit
    Erect annual 50–120 cm tall, branching above; stem appressed puberulous, glabrescent, lower part sometimes spongy and with adventitious roots.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate or sometimes mostly simple; leaflets 10–35 × 1–3 mm, linear-oblanceolate to narrowly oblong, acute and apiculate, glabrous to thinly appressed puberulous beneath; petiole 0–4 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 6–20 cm long, laxly many-flowered, with other flowers developing in the axils below; bracts 1–2 mm long, linear-subulate; pedicel 3–6 mm long, sometimes with minute bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx (2.5)3–5 mm long, appressed puberulous to subglabrous; upper lobes usually narrowly triangular-acuminate, (1.5)2–2.5 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic-obovate, orange-yellow, lined or flushed reddish, glabrous to thinly puberulous outside; wings distinctly shorter than the keel; keel (6)7–9 mm long, angular, with a long narrow twisted beak slightly incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 5–6 × 3.5–4 mm, ovoid-globose, puberulous, 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, with a pronounced aril.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria basipeta R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1976 Quarré [4554], Congo, DRC K000412826 isotype

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 23: 141 (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
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    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