1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria bequaertii Baker f.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Similar to C. alexandri, but with generally shorter hairs (0.1–0.3 mm long), the leaflets variable but often more wedge-shaped, broadest near the apex, subacute to rounded or often truncate, glabrous or shortly pubescent above, bracts much shorter than the pedicel, 0.5–1.5 mm long, and the pod 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds sometimes (Mbala region) with an aril.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small erect annual, up to 1·5–4·5 dm. tall, developing numerous ascending or spreading slender branches mostly from near the base.
    Stem
    Stem slender, densely subappressed pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets wedge-shaped to oblanceolate-oblong, up to 12–16 mm. long, 1–3·5 mm. wide, subacute to rounded or truncate at the apex, minutely apiculate, glabrous to sparsely pilose above, densely appressed pubescent or pilose beneath; petiole up to 6 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes short, few-flowered, with most of the flowers clustered in many of the axils below; bracts linear, ± 0·5–1·5 mm. long, shorter than the pedicel; bracteoles not apparent.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2·5–3·5 mm. long, with the tube protracted on the lower side, appressed pubescent; upper lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, up to twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic-oblanceolate, yellow with reddish marks at the base inside, red veined and pubescent outside; wings shorter than the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower third, with a narrow twisted beak, 4–6(–7) mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, ovoid-globose, 3–3·5 mm. long, pubescent, 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds suborbicular-cordiform, up to 1·5 mm. across, without a conspicuous aril, smooth, brown.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia woodland on sandy soils, also persisting on roadsides and cultivated ground; 450–1550 m.
    Distribution
    T4 T5 T7 T8
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria bequaertii Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bidgood, S. [6404], Tanzania K000468021
    Bidgood, S. [6384], Tanzania K000468041
    Bidgood, S. [6246], Tanzania K000468179
    Bidgood, S. [6034], Tanzania K000468391
    Bidgood, S. [5753], Tanzania K000468671
    Bidgood, S. [5564], Tanzania K000468860

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 299 (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.
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 47 (1962).
    • Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 4: 215 (1953).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 299 (1914).
    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