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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual 20–85 cm tall; branches numerous, slender, ascending, often most from near the base, with shorter flowering branches above, subdensely shortly pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 3-foliolate, upper ones 1-foliolate; leaflets 5–12 × 0.5–2 mm, linear-oblanceolate, glabrous to sparsely puberulous above, appressed puberulous beneath; petiole 0.5–4 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 2.5–12 cm long, laxly to subdensely 8–30-flowered, developing other flowers in the axils below; bract 1–3 mm long, linear-subulate; pedicel 2–4 mm long, sometimes with small setaceous bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2.5–3 mm long, subappressed pubescent; upper lobes narrowly triangular, attenuate or slightly acuminate, 1.5–2.5 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic to elliptic-obovate, yellow, sometimes lined brown, pubescent outside; wings slightly shorter than the keel; keel 4.5–5 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak slightly incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 3–4 × 2–3 mm, ovoid-globose, pubescent, 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1.5–2 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, arillate.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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    Distribution

    Crotalaria carsonii Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Carson, A. [s.n.], Zambia K000227434 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 290 (1914)

    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

    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