1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria boehmii Taub.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect laxly branched annual, up to 1 m. tall.
    Stem
    Stem thinly appressed or spreading pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple or 1-foliolate; blades mostly lanceolate, up to 60–190 mm. long and 4–21 mm. wide, with the lowermost ones usually shorter and elliptic, glabrous or with scattered hairs above, thinly puberulous beneath; petiole ± 1–3 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules subulate-caudate, 1–3(–5) mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, up to 10–32 cm. long, ± 6–24-flowered; bracts subulate, 1–2·5 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, linear, up to 2–4 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–6(–9) mm. long, subglabrous to thinly pubescent; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, cream or pale yellow, veined reddish-brown and glabrous outside; wings much shorter than the keel; keel shortly rounded in the lower half, with a long slightly recurved untwisted beak, 11–14(–17) mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, subcylindrical, slightly broadened upwards, up to 24–28 mm. long, 7–8 mm. across, glabrous except for a few short hairs along the upper side, ± 24–28-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, up to 2 mm. long, smooth, bottle-green to brown.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia woodland and deciduous bushland, particularly in damper situations along shrinking rivers, lakesides and in depressions; 750–1600 m.
    Distribution
    T4 T5 T7 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria boehmii Taub. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 204 (1895)

    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
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 272 (1914).
    • Taub. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 204 (1895).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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