1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria exilipes Polhill

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Much-branched procumbent annual, with radiating branches up to 4 dm. long.
    Branches
    Branches very slender, sparsely appressed puberulous, rapidlyglabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets linear-oblanceolate, up to 15–27 mm. long, 1–3 mm. wide, glabrous above, subglabrous to sparsely appressed puberulous beneath; petiole ± 3–8 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear, ± 0·5–1 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes very lax, up to 5–9 cm. long, with ± 6–12 flowers on the filiform slightly zigzag rhachis; bracts very shortly linear-lanceolate, ± 1 mm. long; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, very small.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–4 mm. long, with the tube protracted on the lower side, glabrous or with a few minute scattered hairs; upper lobes narrowly triangular, nearly twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate-orbicular, yellow, glabrous or almost so outside; wings nearly as long as the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower half, with a narrow twisted beak, 5–7 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, shortly oblong-clavate, ± 12–18 mm. long, 4·5–7 mm. across, minutely puberulous, ± 12–16-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, up to 1·5–2 mm. long, rugulose, brown.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland and grassland, sometimes on rocky outcrops; 1100–1200 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T1
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Somalia-Masai grasslands
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria exilipes Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1965 Greenway, P.J. [7432], Tanzania K000412659 holotype
    Apr 1, 1965 Rounce, N.V. [290], Tanzania K000627326
    Apr 1, 1965 Rounce, N.V. [290], Tanzania K000627328
    Apr 1, 1965 Koritschoner, R. [2255], Tanzania K000627327
    Bidgood, S. [6383], Tanzania K000468042

    First published in Kew Bull. 22: 315 (1968)

    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
    • Polhill in Kew Bulletin 22: 315, fig. 32 (1968).
    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