1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria cornetii Taub. & Dewèvre

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Suffrutex with woody rootstock and numerous spreading or ascending subangular stems up to 75 cm tall, glabrous overall except for minute puberulence on the youngest parts.
    Leaves
    Leaves estipulate, subsessile, simple; blade 2.5–5.5 × 1.2–3.5 cm, ovate-elliptic to elliptic or elliptic-oblong, bluntly pointed to rounded at the apex, shortly cordate at the base, chartaceous, ± glaucous, prominently venose on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes terminal and sometimes also axillary with the few flowers rather crowded towards the top; bracts 3–4(8) mm long, linear to linear-lanceolate; bracteoles on the pedicel, filiform.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1.2–1.6(1.7) cm long, drying blackish; upper and lateral lobes on either side coherent, narrowly attenuate-triangular, more than twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard subcircular, pink to mauve or purplish with darker lines; wings oblong-obovate, exceeding the keel; keel 1.4–1.6 cm long, strongly rounded about the middle, with a fairly short somewhat projecting pointed beak.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, 3–3.5 cm long, oblong-clavate to subcylindrical, with c. 10 seeds.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds not seen.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian wooded grassland, Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria cornetii Taub. & Dewèvre appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 33(2): 99 (1894 publ. 1895)

    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

    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