1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria burkeana Benth.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb (sometimes flowering in first year), erect or decumbent, up to 70 cm tall, with 1–several patently pilose stems from an ultimately woody tuberous stock.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3–5-foliolate; leaflets 2.5–5.5 × 0.4–1.6 cm, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, rarely elliptic, glabrescent above, pilose beneath; petioles shorter to ± as long as leaflets; stipules 8–17 mm long, linear-caudate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, 5–12(16)-flowered; bracts 3–8 mm long, linear-lanceolate, sometimes caudate; bracteoles curved-ascending from just below the calyx, 5–8 mm long, lanceolate, ± subfalcate.
    Calyx
    Calyx accrescent, 1.5–2.2 cm long, pilose; upper lobes oblong-lanceolate, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard subcircular or obovate, white, sometimes tinged yellow or mauve, veined brown or dark blue, subglabrous to pubescent outside; wings as long as keel; keel 1.5–1.8 cm long, abruptly rounded ± at right-angles in the lower third, with a well developed straight beak, lanate-pubescent along the upper edge.
    Fruits
    Pod (3.5)4–5.5 cm long, broadly oblong-clavate, subsessile, pilose.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 4 mm long, oblique-cordiform, rugulose, brown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Kalahari-Highveld regional transition zone; wooded grassland., Zambezian wooded grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria burkeana Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Burke [107], South Africa K000227310 Unknown type material
    Burke [107], South Africa K000227311 Unknown type material

    First published in London J. Bot. 2: 593 (1843)

    Accepted by

    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. 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

    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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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