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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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

    Habit
    Decumbent annual or short-lived perennial, with radiating curved and ascending shoots up to 5 dm. long, tomentose with spreading hairs obscuring the surface of the young branches.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic to obovate, up to 35 mm. long and 20 mm. wide, glabrous above, appressed pubescent beneath; petiole up to 15 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear-caudate or subulate, 2–8 mm. long, often recurved.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes shortly pedunculate, dense, up to 10–17 cm. long, many-flowered; bracts subulate, up to 2–3 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the top of the pedicel, very small.
    Calyx
    Calyx becoming truncate at the base and deflexed against the pedicel, 3·5–4·5 mm. long, pubescent with mostly appressed but often rather irregularly arranged hairs; lobes triangular-acuminate, subequal to or a little longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate, yellow, usually veined brown, glabrous outside; wings longer than the keel; keel rounded about the middle, with a short slightly incurved blunt untwisted beak, 6–7 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, ellipsoid-cylindrical, ± 10 mm. long, 4–4·5 mm. across, appressed puberulous, ± 8–12-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds unknown.
    Habitat
    Seasonally inundated upland grassland, by sides of streams or ditches; ± 1650 m.
    Distribution
    T4 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria dasyclada Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 1, 1965 Richards, H.M. [12254], Tanzania K000412626 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 22: 277 (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: 277, fig. 21 (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
    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