1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria emarginella Vatke

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa to Kenya, SW. Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Spreading or straggling subshrub or perennial woody herb, up to 3–17 dm. tall.
    Branches
    Branches usually densely pubescent, usually with rather long and spreading, rarely short and appressed, hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly crowded on very short lateral shoots, appearing fasciculate, 3-foliolate; leaflets obovate, up to 9–25 mm. long, 6–13(–17) mm. wide, pubescent on both surfaces or glabrous above; petiole slender, up to 10–18(–40) mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear-caudate, up to 1–4 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes up to 5–24 cm. long, with usually rather numerous fairly laxly arranged flowers; bracts linear-caudate, ± 1·5–4 mm. long; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, filiform, ± 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx (6–)7–9 mm. long, slightly protracted on the lower side, appressed or slightly spreading pubescent; upper lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, mostly 2–3 times as long as the tube, becoming reflexed.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate-orbicular, golden yellow, becoming suffused with red or brown, subglabrous to densely appressed puberulous outside; wings a little shorter than the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower half, with a long narrow twisted beak, ± 11–14 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, oblong-clavate, 20–28 mm. long, 4·5–6 mm. across, puberulous or pubescent, ± 14–20-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 2·5–4 mm. long, rugulose, brown.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland or semi-desert grassland, generally in dry stony places, more rarely extending into the lower margins of upland evergreen bushland and grassland; 750–1700 m.
    Distribution
    also tropical Arabia K1 K2 K4 K7 T2
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai grasslands, Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

    Crotalaria emarginella Vatke appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Oesterr. Bot. Z. 28: 199 (1878)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • 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: 310 (1968).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 358 (1914).
    • Vatke in Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschr. 28: 199 (1878).
    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

    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