1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria densicephala Welw. ex Baker

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Sudanian woodland, Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Bushy herb, up to 1.2 m tall, but sometimes flowering when no more than 20 cm tall, densely and coarsely hairy, sometimes tomentose.
    Leaves
    Leaves shortly petiolate, all 3-foliolate or sometimes the uppermost 1-foliolate; leaflets 3.8 × 1.2–4.5 cm, elliptic-oblong or elliptic to obovate, densely hairy on both surfaces or only beneath, sometimes tomentose and felty; stipules mostly 1.5–5 mm long, subulate, sometimes hidden by indumentum.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes dense, few–many-flowered; bracts 2–4 mm long, linear to linear-lanceolate; bracteoles on the short pedicels, rather smaller.
    Calyx
    Calyx 7–9 mm long, pilose on the tube but the lobes often subglabrous except for the densely ciliate margins; lobes attenuate, 2.5–4 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic or elliptic-obovate, yellow, glabrous outside; wings mostly a little shorter than the keel; keel semicircular, with a rather small narrow beak, not strongly crested, 7.5–10 mm long, lanate-ciliate but not hairy on lateral surfaces.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, 1.3–2 cm long, oblong-ellipsoid to oblong-obovoid, rather densely and irregularly covered with long spreading hairs, mostly 4–6-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 6 mm long, obliquely oblong-cordiform, smooth or granulate, ochre.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria densicephala Welw. ex Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Welwitsch [1921], Angola K000227468
    Welwitsch [1920], Angola K000227469
    Baum, H. [670], Angola K000227467

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 21 (1871)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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

    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