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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual herb, (10)20–60 cm tall, with 0–numerous ascending branches, appressed pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 3-foliolate, uppermost often 1-foliolate; leaflets 8–30 × 2–8 mm, linear-oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate, appressed pubescent beneath; petiole 0–2 mm; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes (3)5–12 cm long, laxly 4–30-flowered, developing other racemes and single flowers in the axils below; bracts 1.5–5 mm long, linear-lanceolate, shorter than the pedicel; bracteoles minute or lacking.
    Calyx
    Calyx (4)6–7 mm long, densely appressed pubescent; upper lobes broadly triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, ± twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard oblate, yellow, lined brown, tomentellous outside; wings longer than the keel; keel 7–9 mm long, subangular with a twisted beak incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 7–9 × 5–7 mm, ovoid-globose, appressed pubescent, 6–12-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1.5–2.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria bemba R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 1964 Angus, A. [2790], Zambia K000511557
    Jun 1, 1964 Richards, H.M. [16263], Zambia K000511543
    Jun 1, 1964 Richards, H.M. [1111], Zambia K000511546
    Jun 1, 1964 Richards, H.M. [5759], Zambia K000511547
    Jun 1, 1964 Richards, H.M. [s.n.], Zambia K000511548
    Jun 1, 1964 Richards, H.M. [9284], Zambia K000511558
    Jun 1, 1964 Richards, H.M. [15074], Zambia K000511559
    Jun 1, 1964 Richards, H.M. [5690], Zambia K000511560
    Jun 1, 1964 Richards, H.M. [8905], Zambia K000511561
    Jun 1, 1964 Richards, H.M. [15137], Zambia K000511562
    Jun 1, 1964 Richards, H.M. [5598], Zambia K000511563
    Jun 1, 1964 Richards, H.M. [1112], Zambia K000511564
    Jun 1, 1964 Nutt, W.H. [s.n.], Zambia K000511556
    Brummitt, R.K. [17082], Zambia K000511545
    Goyder, D.J. [3038], Zambia K000511544
    Richards, H.M. [24524], Zambia K000511554
    Mutimushi, J.M. [639], Zambia K000511555
    Witte, G.F. de [3519], Congo, DRC K000511565
    Witte, G.F.de [2449], Congo, DRC K000511566 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 23: 139 (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.
    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