1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria emarginata Bojer ex Benth.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to NE. Tanzania (incl. Pemba & Zanzibar).

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland.
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Stiffly erect well-branched annual or short-lived perennial, up to 1–2 m. tall.
    Stem
    Stem ribbed, densely pubescent with fine short spreading whitish hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate to narrowly oblong-oblanceolate or oblong-elliptic, up to 16–40 mm. long, 4·5–10(–14) mm. wide, rounded or emarginate at the apex, rather densely pubescent with irregularly arranged hairs on both surfaces; petiole 10–25 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes up to 10–18 cm. long, with many closely arranged flowers; bracts subulate-caudate, 0·5–2 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, very small or apparently absent.
    Calyx
    Calyx becoming basally truncate and deflexed against the pedicel, 4–5 mm. long, rather densely appressed or spreading pubescent; lobes narrowly acuminate-triangular, ± as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, bright yellow, usually with reddish-purple veins and glabrous outside; wings longer than the keel; keel rather strongly rounded just below the middle, with a sharp slightly incurved untwisted beak, (8–)9–11 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, narrowly cylindrical, (20–)23–28 mm. long, 4·5–5·5 mm. across, sometimes slightly curved, densely appressed pubescent, ± 25–30-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, 2–2·5 mm. long, smooth, orange-buff.
    Habitat
    Grassland, swamp margins, seasonally inundated valleys in Brachystegia woodland, persisting on cultivated ground and roadsides; 0–300 m.
    Distribution
    K7 P T3 T6 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Crotalaria emarginata Bojer ex Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 4, 1959 Wakefield, T.G. [s.n.], Kenya K000058521
    Bogdan, A. [3337], Kenya K000058519
    Robertson, S.A. [3359], Kenya K000058525
    Rawlins, S.P. [8958], Kenya K000058520
    Rawlins, S.P. [9373], Kenya K000058526
    Verdcourt, B. [1105], Kenya K000058522
    Magogo, F.C. [604], Kenya K000058527

    First published in London J. Bot. 2: 584 (1843)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • R. O. Williams, Useful and Ornamental Plants in Zanzibar and Pemba p. 217, fig. (1949).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 379 (1914).
    • Taub. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 207 (1895).
    • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 35 (1871).
    • Benth. in Hook., Lond. Journ. Bot. 2: 584 (1843).
    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