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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Bushy annual or short-lived perennial, up to 3–15 dm. tall.
    Stem
    Stem much branched from the base upwards, subappressed pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves shortly petiolate, 3-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate, up to 12–24 mm. long, 3–7·5 mm. wide, with scattered hairs above, thinly appressed pubescent beneath; petiole 1–3 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules subulate, 1·5–4 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes numerous, axillary, up to 3 cm. long, with ± 2–4 flowers on the filiform rhachis; bracts filiform, up to 1–1·5 mm. long; pedicels reflexed at the apex in the mature flowers and fruits; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, minute.
    Calyx
    Calyx much shorter than the keel, ± 3–3·5 mm. long, appressed pubescent; lobes triangular, ± as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, yellow, with a few hairs medially near the apex outside; wings a little shorter than the keel; keel strongly rounded about the middle, with a rather short acute scarcely incurved untwisted beak, 7–8 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, subglobose, 5–7 mm. in diameter, rather thick-walled, appressed pubescent, 1–2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds unknown.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland on sandy soil; 1125–1200 m.
    Distribution
    T5 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria capillipes Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Greenway, P.J. [11751], Tanzania K000412771 holotype
    Greenway, P.J. [11751], Tanzania K000412772 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 22: 235 (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: 235, fig. 10 (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