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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual or short-lived perennial, up to 8 dm. tall, with well-developed spreading branches.
    Stem
    Stem densely pubescent with fine spreading ± crisped white hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate, rarely with the uppermost 1-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate, oblanceolate-elliptic or obovate, up to 9–16 mm. long and 4–8 mm. wide, mostly rounded or emarginate at the apex, irregularly pubescent with very fine hairs on both surfaces; petiole up to 6–10 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes subsessile, up to 13 cm. long, with numerous fairly closely arranged flowers and usually with others clustered in the axils below; bracts linear-lanceolate, 2–5 mm. long, ± as long as the pedicel; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm. long, with the tube protracted on the lower side, densely pubescent with fine mostly spreading hairs; upper lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, ± twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate, yellow, flushed and veined reddish outside, with a few hairs medially and apically outside; wings shorter than the keel; keel abruptly rounded into a right-angle in the lower third, with a long narrow twisted beak prominently incurved at the tip, 8·5–10 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, subglobose, ± 6 mm. long, 4 mm. across, densely and somewhat spreading pubescent, 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds unknown.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia woodland; 870–900 m.
    Distribution
    T8 not known elsewhere

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria eximia Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 1, 1965 Milne-Redhead, E. [10607], Tanzania K000412668 holotype
    Apr 1, 1965 Milne-Redhead, E. [10607], Tanzania K000412669 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 22: 323 (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: 323, fig. 34 (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