1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria germainii R.Wilczek

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Burundi to E. Angola.

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small erect annual, up to 10–25 cm tall, soon developing relatively long spreading and weakly ascending branches particularly from near the base; branches very slender, puberulous at the tips, soon glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate, estipulate; leaflets 15–60 × 2–6 mm, mostly linear-lanceolate, the lowermost often shorter and ± elliptic-oblong, appressed puberulous beneath, often only sparsely so; petioles mostly 2–4 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes laxly few-flowered; rhachis very slender; bracts 0.5–1 mm long, linear-subulate; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, very small.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1.5–2 mm long, sparsely appressed puberulous; lobes triangular, slightly acuminate, slightly shorter than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate or obovate-circular, yellow, usually veined purple; wings exceeding the keel; keel 3–3.5 mm long, rounded below the middle, with a narrow slightly incurved beak.
    Fruits
    Pod 10–14 × 4–5 mm, sessile, oblong, slightly tapered, thinly puberulous to glabrous, 12–14-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1.5–2 mm long, oblique-cordiform, slightly rugulose, olive-green to brown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria germainii R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1965 Milne-Redhead, E. [4181], Angola K000412605 holotype
    Germain [6088], Congo, DRC K000412794 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 23: 161 (1953)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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
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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