1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria bogdaniana Polhill

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. & E. Tropical Africa.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai grasslands, Somalia-Masai anthropic landscapes
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial, with 1-several stems branched almost from the base, with the lower branches usually decumbent, up to 1–5 dm. long.
    Stem
    Stems subterete, rather closely subappressed pubescent, ultimately glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets essentially elliptic, varying to oblanceolate-elliptic or elliptic-obovate, up to 23–45 mm. long, 12–22 mm. wide, glabrous above, appressed pubescent beneath; petiole 7–10 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear, 2–6 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes shortly pedunculate, up to 4–8 cm. long, with the ± 12–30 flowers densely arranged, but often becoming more lax with age; bracts linear or subulate, up to 1–2 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, up to 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2·5–3 mm. long, appressed pubescent; lobes narrowly deltoid, ± as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, pale yellow or greenish-yellow, sometimes faintly veined maroon, glabrous outside; wings longer than the keel; keel rounded about the middle, with a short rather projecting untwisted beak, (6–)7–9 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod very shortly stipitate, subcylindrical, slightly expanded towards the apex, up to 16–19 mm. long, 5–6 mm. across, appressed pubescent, ± 8–16-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds unknown.
    Figures
    Fig. 125.
    Habitat
    Grassland, often on waterlogged clay soils, seasonally inundated flats or river banks, sometimes becoming a weed of cultivated ground; 1100–1700 m.
    Distribution
    K4 K6 T1 U1 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

    Crotalaria bogdaniana Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1965 Napier, E.R. [587], Kenya K000058355
    Jan 1, 1965 Bogdan, A. [3088], Kenya K000058353
    Jan 1, 1965 Bogdan, A. [1574], Kenya K000058361
    Jan 1, 1965 Bogdan, A. [3405], Kenya K000058362
    Jan 1, 1965 Dowson, W.J. [408], Kenya K000058360
    Mar 27, 1957 Brenda, E.L. [27], Kenya K000058223
    Napier, E.R. [6303], Kenya K000058359
    Bogdan, A. [4441], Kenya K000058354
    Robertson, S.A. [1589], Kenya K000058357
    Verdcourt, B. [3854], Kenya K000058356
    Mwangangi, O.M. [1860], Kenya K000058352

    First published in Kew Bull. 22: 257 (1968)

    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
    • Polhill in Kew Bulletin 22: 257, fig. 17 (1968).
    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
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    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.
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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