1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria baumii Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. DR Congo to Angola.

    [ILDIS]

    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
    Prostrate annual; stems numerous, radiating, slender, 10–40 cm long, well branched, appressed puberulous to finely ± spreading pubescent, glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate, uppermost reduced, sometimes 1-foliolate; leaflets 5–13 × 3–11 mm, obovate to obovate-circular, rarely oblanceolate, rounded or emarginate at the apex, punctate above, appressed puberulous to finely pubescent beneath, rarely also above; petiole 1–5 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 1–3 cm long, subumbelliform, sometimes with 1–few flowers below the main head, 6–many-flowered; bracts 1.5–3.5 mm long, linear to linear-spathulate; pedicel 2–3 mm long, sometimes with setaceous bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2.5–4 mm long, densely pubescent; upper lobes triangular-acuminate, 1.2–2 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate, yellow, ± densely pubescent on the upper half outside; wings a little shorter than the keel; keel 5–6 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 3–4 × 2.5–3 mm, ovoid-globose, appressed pubescent, 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1.5–2 mm long, broadly cordiform, smooth.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria baumii Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [3683], Angola K001294185
    Gossweiler, J. [2634], Angola K001294184
    Baum, H. [836], Angola K000227258 Unknown type material

    First published in O.Warburg (ed.), Kunene-Sambesi Exped.: 253 (1903)

    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.
    • 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
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    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