1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria friesii I.Verd.

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

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Stems ultimately numerous from a woody rootstock, but flowering from first year of growth, procumbent to erect, 15–40(180) cm long, subterete, subappressed pubescent; rootstock vertical with rhizome-like branches from the top.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets (8)10–20(30) × (2)3–6(8) mm, mostly oblong-oblanceolate, appressed pubescent beneath; petiole 6–12(15) mm long; stipules 1–2 mm long, subulate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes (3)7–15(20) cm long, laxly (4)8–16(24)-flowered; buds ascending; bracts 1–2(2.5) mm long, linear-lanceolate; bracteoles usually near top of the pedicel, 0.5–1.5 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx (3.5)4.5–6 mm long, appressed pubescent; upper lobes narrowly triangular, 1.2–1.5 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, yellow, lined or flushed reddish and pubescent outside; wings oblong-obovate, ± as long as the keel; keel 9–11(12) mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, 10–14 × 5–7 mm, ellipsoid-oblong, pubescent, 10–12-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2–2.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, brown.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria friesii I.Verd. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bothalia 2: 405 (1928)

    Accepted by

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