1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria boranica Harms ex Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to NE. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or short-lived perennial, with many slender ascending or prostrate sparsely appressed puberulous stems, branched from the base, 5–25 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves almost all 3-foliolate, but lower ones on young plants sometimes 1-foliolate; leaflets linear-lanceolate to oblanceolate, up to 9–30 mm. long, 3·5–5 mm. wide, glabrous above, subglabrous to sparsely appressed puberulous beneath; petiole ± 3–9 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules subulate, 2–4 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes pedunculate, lax, up to 5 cm. long, with 4–12 flowers on the slender rhachis; bracts linear, ± 1 mm. long; bracteoles inserted on the lower part of the pedicel, filiform, less than 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3·5–5 mm. long, sub-glabrous; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, ± twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic, dull yellow, veined crimson, glabrous or puberulous along the midvein outside; wings ± as long as the keel or a little shorter; keel bent almost at right-angles in the lower part, with a straight untwisted beak, 6–8 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, subglobose to subglobose-ellipsoid, ± 9 mm. long, 7 mm. across, subglabrous, ± 22–24-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds unknown.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland, open places on limestone soils; ± 360 m.
    Distribution
    K1
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Crotalaria boranica Harms ex Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 298 (1914)

    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: 298 (1914).
    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