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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Namibia to Cape Prov.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Kalahari-Highveld regional transition zone; grassland., Zambezian grassland, Karroo-Namib grasslands
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial with a number of erect, slender, spiny stems from a taproot or small branched rootstock, 15–40 cm tall; branches strigulose to subappressed or crisped puberulous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 3–8 × 1–3.5 mm, oblanceolate to obovate, puberulous to strigose beneath; petiole 1–5 mm long; stipules 0.5–1.5 mm long, subulate or linear-lanceolate.
    Flowers
    Flowers 1–2 on slender patent 0.5–1(1.5) cm long spines all along the branches; bracts 0.5–1 mm long, linear-lanceolate; bracteoles on the pedicel, small.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–4 mm long, appressed puberulous; lobes triangular, 1–2 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate to oblate, yellow, subglabrous to pubescent on the upper half outside; wings nearly as long as the keel; keel 5–11 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, 4–7 mm across, subglobose, appressed puberulous, 2–4-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2 mm long, oblique-cordiform, rugulose, brown.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Namibia, Northern Provinces

    Crotalaria eremicola Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 311 (1914)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. 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
    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