1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria dewildemaniana R.Wilczek

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual or short-lived perennial, up to 1–2·3 m. tall, usually with numerous ascending branches from the base upwards.
    Stem
    Stem ribbed, appressed or rarely shortly spreading puberulous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets variable, usually mostly elliptic-oblong to elliptic, with the upper ones longer and proportionally narrower, but occasionally all linear-lanceolate, up to 50–90 mm. long, (12–) 18–28 mm. wide, glabrous above, appressed puberulous beneath; petiole up to 24–48 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes up to 15–45(–60) cm. long, with many rather crowded flowers; bracts subulate or linear-caudate, expanded at the base, 1·5–5 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, narrow, 1–2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx becoming basally truncate and deflexed against the pedicel, 4–6 mm. long, rather densely appressed pubescent; lobes subulate or acuminate, a little shorter to a little longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate-orbicular, yellow, veined purple or reddish-brown and glabrous outside; wings subequal to or generally longer than the keel; keel rounded about the middle, sometimes rather abruptly so, with a slightly incurved untwisted beak, 10–13 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, narrowly cylindrical, curved upwards at the tip, 28–36(–40) mm. long, 5–6 mm. across, shortly appressed pubescent, ± 60–75-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 2·5–3 mm. long, smooth, straw-coloured.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Lake Victoria regional mosaic; wooded grassland, Somalia-Masai grasslands, Somalia-Masai wooded grasslands.
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Gabon, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Crotalaria dewildemaniana R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Irwin, P.H. [116], Kenya K000058488
    Gilbert, M.G. [6187], Kenya K000058489

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 23: 190 (1953)

    Accepted by

    • van der Maesen, L.J.G. & Sosef, M.S.M. (2016). Flore du Gabon 49: 1-407. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
    • 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
    • van der Maesen, L.J.G. & Sosef, M.S.M. (2016). Flore du Gabon 49: 1-407. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
    • 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: 267, fig. 19 (1968).
    • Wilczek in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 23: 190 (1953)
    • Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 4: 224 (1953).
    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.

    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