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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual, up to 6 dm. tall, simple or with few ascending branches mostly from near the base.
    Stem
    Stem slender, subappressed pubescent or shortly pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets oblong-oblanceolate, up to 12–19 mm. long and 3–5 mm. wide, mostly rounded at the apex, subglabrous above, thinly appressed pilose beneath; petiole ± 2–4 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes sessile, dense, up to 7–15 cm. long, many-flowered, with other flowers clustered in the axils below; bracts linear, mostly longer than the rather short pedicels, up to 4 mm. long; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, very small.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm. long, with the tube protracted on the lower side, densely covered with subappressed silvery hairs; upper lobes acuminately triangular, slightly curved, longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic-obovate, pale yellow, the outer surface veined and flushed reddish, silvery tomentose; wings a little shorter than the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower third, with a narrow practically straight twisted beak, 4·5–5·5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, subglobose-ovoid, 5–7 mm. long, 4–4·5 mm. across, appressed pubescent, ± 3–5-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds suborbicular-cordiform, up to 2 mm. long, without a conspicuous aril, smooth, brown.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia woodland, on gravelly and sandy soils; 850–1050 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria concinna Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 1965 Milne-Redhead, E. [9513B], Tanzania K000412672 holotype
    May 1, 1965 Milne-Redhead, E. [9513B], Tanzania K000412673 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 22: 327 (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: 327, fig. 35/10–18 (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