1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria goetzei Harms

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Bushy shrub, 1–3 m. tall.
    Branches
    Branches densely pubescent to tomentose with mostly slightly spreading hairs, ultimately glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets lanceolate-elliptic to obovate, up to 30–53 mm. long, 8–24 mm. wide, glabrous above, pubescent beneath, rather conspicuously veined; petiole up to 15–22 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear to foliaceous with an elliptic-lanceolate to suborbicular blade 4–15 mm. long and 1–12 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes terminal or leaf-opposed, pedunculate, lax, up to 6 cm. long, few-flowered; bracts linear, 3·5–7 mm. long; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, 1·5–4 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± as long as the keel, 9–13 mm. long, thinly pubescent; lobes attenuate-triangular, ± twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, yellow, sometimes flushed dull purple, pubescent outside at least along the midvein and generally more extensively towards the apex; wings as long as the keel; keel semiorbicular, with a crest on the upper margin preceding the very short often slightly circumflexed beak, 11–14 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, sub-cylindrical, 25–38 mm. long, 8–10 mm. across, densely spreading hairy outside, sometimes with a few hairs along the placenta inside, 10–14-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 4 mm. long, obscurely papillose to smooth, brown.
    Habitat
    Riverine forest and upland grassland; 900–1920 m.
    Distribution
    T7 T8
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Bushy shrub, 1–3 m tall; branches ± densely covered with mostly slightly spreading hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets (2.5)3.5–5.5(7.5) × 0.8–2.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblanceolate or obovate, pubescent beneath, rather conspicuously veined; petioles (0.5)1–2.5 cm long; stipules 4–15 × 0.5–12 mm, linear to foliaceous (with an elliptic-lanceolate to subcircular blade).
    Inflorescences
    Racemes usually numerous, both terminal and leaf-opposed, laxly few-flowered; bracts 3.5–7 mm long, filiform to linear-lanceolate; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, smaller.
    Calyx
    Calyx 9–13 mm long, thinly pubescent; lobes attenuate-triangular, ± twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard subcircular, yellow, sometimes flushed dull purple, pubescent at least medially and apically outside; wings as long as the keel; keel 1.1–1.4 cm long, semicircular, with a crest behind the short beak.
    Fruits
    Pod 2.5–3.8 cm long, shortly stipitate, subcylindrical, densely covered with rather long fine ± spreading hairs outside, sometimes with a few hairs along the suture inside, 10–14-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 4 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth or obscurely papillose, brown or dark grey-green.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia

    Crotalaria goetzei Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 1951 Buchanan, J. [821], Malawi K000227470
    Bidgood, S. [5237], Tanzania K000190465
    Harris, T. [425], Mozambique K000613861
    Harris, T. [347], Mozambique K000613783
    Harris, T. [436], Mozambique K000613872
    Harris, T. [472], Mozambique K000613908
    Patel, H. [7373], Mozambique K000613635

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 399 (1900)

    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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Brenan in Mem. KY. Bot. Gard. 8: 248 (1953).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 413 (1949).
    • Verdoorn in Bothalia 2: 380 (1928).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 411 (1914).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 399 (1900).
    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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    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