1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria dura J.M.Wood & M.S.Evans

        This species is accepted, and its native range is KwaZulu-Natal.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Virgate perennial herb or subshrub with a number of ascending stems to 60 cm tall, branched above, appressed pubescent to tomentellous.
    Leaves
    Leaves shortly petiolate, 3-foliolate; leaflets mostly 8–25 × 3–10 mm, narrowly oblong-elliptic to elliptic or oblanceolate to obovate, appressed pubescent to sericeous at least beneath; stipules narrow, variously developed.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes mostly well developed, with a number of flowers laxly to rather closely arranged towards the top; bracts 2–6 mm long, linear to linear-lanceolate; bracteoles on upper part of the pedicel, small, filiform.
    Calyx
    Calyx 6–7 mm long, appressed pubescent; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic or elliptic-obovate, yellow, glabrous or with small scattered hairs near the apex outside; wings a little shorter than the keel; keel 7.5–8.5 mm long, strongly rounded and crested behind the small beak.
    Fruits
    Pod 8–11 mm long, shortly stipitate, obliquely obovoid to oblong-ellipsoid, sericeous, 2–4-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 3.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, brown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Tongaland-Pondoland regional transition zone - grassland.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal

    Crotalaria dura J.M.Wood & M.S.Evans appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wood, J.M. [385], South Africa K000227329 Unknown type material
    Wood, J.M. [385], South Africa K000227331 Unknown type material
    Wood, J.M. [4134], South Africa K000227332 Unknown type material
    Sutherland [s.n.], South Africa K000227328
    Gerrard, W.T. [1722], South Africa K000227330

    First published in J. Bot. 35: 487 (1897)

    Accepted by

    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    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.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    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