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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to Kenya.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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

    Habit
    Shrub or bushy perennial herb, up to 1–2 m. tall.
    Branches
    Branches tomentose, with yellowish only slightly spreading hairs, ultimately glabrescent; bark with peeling epidermis.
    Leaves
    Leaves, except on the youngest branches, mostly crowded on very short lateral shoots, appearing fasciculate, 3-foliolate;leaflets oblanceolate, oblanceolate-elliptic or obovate, up to 15–37 mm. long, 5–18 mm. wide, glabrous above, thinly to rather densely appressed pubescent beneath; petiole dt 10–42 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear, ± 2–4(–16) mm. long, rather persistent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes up to 4–13 cm. long, with few to numerous fairly closely arranged flowers; bracts linear, ± 2–5(–9) mm. long; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, filiform, up to 1–5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–7 mm. long, slightly protracted on the lower side, appressed pubescent; upper lobes triangular, ± as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic to suborbicular, yellow, becoming suffused with red or brown, glabrous outside or puberulous along the midvein; wings nearly as long as the keel; keel abruptly rounded below the middle, with a well-developed twisted beak, (12–)13–16 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, oblong-clavate, ± 25–30 mm. long, 6 mm. across, appressed puberulous, with apparently rather few seeds matured from the 20–24 ovules.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 3–3·5 mm. long, smooth, brown.
    Habitat
    Margins of upland rain-forest and dry evergreen forest, upland grassland and evergreen bushland, usually in drier, more exposed often rocky positions; 1950–2950 m., rarely extending down to 1300 m. along rivers
    Distribution
    K1 K2 K3 K4 U1

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda

    Crotalaria fascicularis Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 1, 1965 Adamson, J. [3913], Kenya K000058688
    Apr 1, 1965 Dowson, W.J. [s.n.], Kenya K000058695
    Apr 1, 1965 Champion, A.N. [s.n.], Kenya K000058694
    Apr 1, 1965 Kerfoot, O. [2622], Kenya K000058689
    Apr 1, 1965 Blake [6918], Kenya K000058690
    Apr 1, 1965 Oteke, J. [63], Kenya K000058685
    Apr 1, 1965 Gillet JB [13953], Kenya K000058696
    Hepper, F.N. [6971], Kenya K000058691
    Hepper, F.N. [7019], Kenya K000058692
    Gilbert, M.G. [5123], Kenya K000058683
    Gilbert, M.G. [5137], Kenya K000058684
    Polhill, E. [20], Kenya K000058687
    Tweedie [4290], Kenya K000058693
    Leakey, D.G.B. [19], Kenya K000058686

    First published in Kew Bull. 22: 307 (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: 307, fig. 31 (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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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