1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria elizabethae Baker f.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect branching annual (0.1)0.3–1 m tall; stem densely appressed pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 3-foliolate, upper ones often 1-foliolate; leaflets 4–25 × 1–5(7) mm, mostly linear-oblanceolate, oblanceolate or oblong-oblanceolate, lower ones sometimes oblong-obovate, rounded to retuse at the apex, appressed pubescent beneath, occasionally also above; petiole 2–12 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes variably developed, 1–10 cm long, subumbellate to sublaxly many-flowered, with many other flowers on shorter racemes or heads developing on ± abbreviated lateral branches and in the axils; bracts (1)1.5–2.5 mm long, linear-subulate to linear-lanceolate; pedicel 2–5 mm long, with setaceous bracteoles on the pedicel.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3.5–5 mm long, appressed pubescent; lobes narrowly triangular, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic to oblong-obovate, yellow marked purplish-brown, medially and apically pubescent outside; wings markedly shorter than the keel; keel 7–9.5 mm long, angular, with a long narrow beak incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 4.5–5 × 3.5–4 mm, ovoid-globose, pubescent, 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1.5–2 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, with a prominent aril.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria elizabethae Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 2, 1938 Macaulay [399], Zambia K000227424 Unknown type material
    Bequaert, J. [446], Congo, DRC K000412813 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 301 (1914)

    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
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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.
    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