1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria burttii Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Kenya to Tanzania.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai grasslands, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect rather bushy annual or short-lived perennial, up to 1·3 m. tall.
    Stem
    Stem densely covered with appressed or slightly spreading white hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic or obovate, up to 40–74 mm. long, 16–34 mm. wide, obtuse, rounded or retuse at the apex, subglabrous above, usually with small hairs only along the midvein, appressed pubescent beneath; petiole ± 15–25 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules subulate or filiform, up to 2–5 mm. long, rather persistent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes up to 15–30 cm. long, with many fairly closely arranged flowers; bracts linear or subulate, 1–3 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, subulate to oblong-triangular, up to 1·5–2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 5 mm. long, thinly appressed pubescent; lobes triangular, ± as long as the tube or shorter.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, clear yellow, turning reddish, particularly on the veins, glabrous or with a few small hairs medially towards the apex outside; wings a little longer than the keel; keel rounded about the middle, with a practically straight rather projecting untwisted beak, 10–12 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, asymmetrically oblong-clavate, (20–)23–30 mm. long, 5–6 mm. across, densely pubescent, ± 12–16-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 3 mm. long, smooth, brown.
    Habitat
    Grassland with scattered trees or shrubs, typically of seasonally inundated depressions with clay soils; 400–1300 m.
    Distribution
    K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T5 T7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Crotalaria burttii Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 1964 Polhill, R.M. [2661], Kenya K000058440
    Apr 1, 1957 Harvey, C. [2], Kenya K000058441
    Verdcourt, B. [3270], Kenya K000058439

    First published in J. Bot. 70: 251 (1932)

    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 Botany 70: 251 (1932).
    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.
    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