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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect branching annual 4–9 cm tall, spreading pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 3-foliolate, uppermost sometimes 1-foliolate; leaflets 6–18 × 1–4 mm, oblanceolate, pilose on both surfaces; petiole 3–10 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 5–30 cm long, many-flowered, subdense to lax below, rarely with a few other flowers in the axils below; bracts 2–4 mm long, linear, a little shorter than the mature pedicel; bracteoles on the pedicel, setaceous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–4 mm long, finely pubescent with irregularly arranged hairs; lobes acuminately triangular, 1–1.5 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic to oblong-obovate, yellow, ± finely lined brown, pubescent outside; wings shorter than the keel; keel 7–8 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak slightly incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 4–4.5 × 3–3.5 mm, ovoid-globose, pubescent, 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2–2.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, with a pronounced aril.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria bredoi R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 23: 183 (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

    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