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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Woody herb or shrub, 1.3–3 m tall; branches early glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves estipulate, 3-foliolate; leaflets 5–10 × 1.5–4.8 cm, elliptic-lanceolate to broadly elliptic, acuminate, subglabrous to sparsely pubescent beneath; petiole usually a little shorter than leaflets.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, many-flowered; bracts 2–5 mm long, subulate or filiform; bracteoles small.
    Calyx
    Calyx plus funnel-shaped hypanthium 1.4–1.8 cm long, glabrous to thinly puberulous; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular.
    Corolla
    Standard ovate, yellow, finely veined purplish outside; wings a little over half to two-thirds as long as keel; keel 2.5–3.2 cm long, strongly rounded, ± straight along upper margin, with a subtruncate upwardly directed beak.
    Fruits
    Pods with 0.8–1.8 cm long stipe 5.5–9 cm long, oblong-clavate to ellipsoid-clavate, markedly inflated, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 4 mm long, broadly oblique-cordiform, smooth, brown (sometimes darker veined).
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane bamboo thicket., Afromontane forest, Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Much branched shrub or robust woody herb, up to 1·3–3 m. tall.
    Branches
    Branches thinly pubescent at the tips, otherwise glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic-lanceolate to broadly elliptic, up to 5–9·8 cm. long, 1·5–4·3 cm. wide, slightly acuminate, acute, membranous, rather paler beneath with agenerally rather conspicuous fine reticulate venation, subglabrous to sparsely pubescent; petiole up to 2–6(–9·5) cm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, up to 8–30 cm. long; bracts subulate or filiform, 2–5 mm. long, rather persistent; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, filiform, up to 1·5(–3) mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 14–18 mm. long, basally narrowed into a prominent receptacle, glabrous to thinly appressed puberulous; upper lobes free, narrowly attenuate triangular, ± twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard ovate, yellow, finely veined purple or brown and glabrous to medially pubescent outside; wings a little more than half to two-thirds as long as the keel; keel strongly rounded, with a well developed straight truncate upwardly directed untwisted beak, 25–32 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod stipitate, oblong-clavate to ellipsoid-clavate, 5·5–9 cm. long, 1–1·8 cm. across, glabrous, many-seeded; stipe 8–18 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds broadly oblique-cordiform, ±4 mm. long, smooth, brown with a fine darker reticulate venation.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1958 Gossweiler, J. [3739], Angola K001294318

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 23: 188 (1953)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Wilczek in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 23: 188 (1953)
    • Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 4: 229 (1953).
    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

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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