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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia to Namibia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect herb or short-lived shrub, 0.6–2 m tall; branches somewhat angular, ribbed, shortly hairy, glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 1.5–6 × 0.5–3 cm, elliptic to oblong-obovate, shortly and often sparsely hairy at least beneath; petiole shorter than the leaflets; stipules 1–3(4) mm long, linear-subulate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, 8–30-flowered; bracts 1–2 mm long, linear or subulate; bracteoles on the pedicel, smaller.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4.5–6 mm long, puberulous; lobes subulate or narrowly triangular-acuminate, shorter than the tube, reflexed.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, greenish-white, lined reddish-purple, subglabrous to extensively pubescent outside; wings brighter yellow, shorter than the keel; keel 1.1–1.3(1.5) cm long, abruptly angled in the lower part, with a long straight beak darker coloured at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, (12)16–22 × 7–8 mm, puberulous, ultimately glabrescent, up to 10–16-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3 mm long, broadly oblique-cordiform, smooth, ochre or brown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria flavicarinata Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 37: 437 (1906)

    Accepted by

    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. 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

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
    © Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/