1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria deflersii Schweinf.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to N. Tanzania, Yemen.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Bushy perennial herb up to 1 m. tall.
    Stem
    Stem densely covered with fine short slightly spreading hairs, ultimately glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets broadly elliptic or obovate, up to 40–60 mm. long, 18–45 mm. wide, usually densely pubescent on both surfaces of the young leaflets, generally glabrescent; petiole up to 45–90 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules very small, filiform, 0·5–2 mm. long, caducous.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes up to 15–28 cm. long, usually with many fairly closely arranged flowers; bracts linear, ± 4–8 mm. long; bracteoles inserted on the upper part of the pedicel, filiform, up to 1·5–4 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 8–10 mm. long, densely pubescent with short slightly spreading hairs; lobes narrow, 2–3 times as long as the tube, reflexed.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, bright yellow, turning reddish with age, pubescent outside; wings obovate-oblong, ± twice as long as the keel; keel strongly rounded about the middle, with a very short incurved untwisted beak, 6–8 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod oblong-clavate, gradually narrowed into a short stipe, up to 35–45 mm. long, 9–11 mm. across, rather closely puberulous, ± 16–20-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, laterally compressed, 4–4·5 mm. long, rugose, brown.
    Figures
    Fig. 124, p. 898.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland and grassland, often around outcrops of volcanic rock; 600–1650 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K6 T2 tropical Arabia
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai grasslands
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Yemen

    Crotalaria deflersii Schweinf. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    s.coll. [934], Arabian Peninsula K000633835

    First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier 4(App. 2): 224 (1896)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. 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
    • Swartz, Fl. Trop. Arabia: 95 (1939).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 361 (1914).
    • Schweinf. in Bull. Herb. Boiss. 4, App. 2: 224 (1896).
    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