1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria cylindrica A.Rich.

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial, with numerous slender ascending, straggling or decumbent stems up to 4 dm. long.
    Stem
    Stems ribbed above, shortly covered with appressed hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate, narrowly oblong-elliptic to obovate-elliptic, up to 12–24(–41) mm. long, 4–10 mm. wide, glabrous or rarely pubescent above, appressed puberulous beneath; petiole 2–10 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules minute and caducous or absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes pedunculate, up to 4–11 cm. long, with ± 4–16 flowers generally rather closely arranged towards the top; bracts subulate or linear, 1–2 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, ± 1–2·5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx ultimately truncate at the base and deflexed against the pedicel, 3–4(–4·5) mm. long, appressed puberulous or less commonly glabrous; lobes triangular, slightly acuminate, ± as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, yellow, veined brown, glabrous outside; wings shorter than the keel to nearly as long; keel rounded about the middle or below, with a projecting or incurved untwisted beak, (7–)8–9 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, narrowly cylindrical, up to 16–22 mm. long, 3–4.5 mm. across, thinly appressed puberulous to glabrous except for a few hairs along the upper suture, ± 12–18-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, 2–2.5 mm. long, smooth, pale yellow to pinkish-brown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan

    Crotalaria cylindrica A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Schimper [259], Ethiopia K000412698

    First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 154 (1847)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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 the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 378 (1914).
    • A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 154 (1847).
    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
    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