1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria goodiiformis Vatke

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Bushy shrub or subshrub 1–3 m tall, with slender pubescent branches, often glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 1–5 × 0.5–3 cm, broadly oblanceolate, elliptic or obovate, sparsely pilose on both surfaces; petiole slender, shorter to a little longer than leaflets; stipules 1–4 mm long, filiform, caducous.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes with few flowers laxly inserted on a very slender rhachis; bracts 1–3 mm long, subulate or filiform; bracteoles inserted just below calyx, 3–4(6) mm long, linear, ascending and sometimes curved.
    Calyx
    Calyx 8–10 mm long, sparsely puberulous; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, more than twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard subcircular, yellow or orange, marked darker, usually puberulous along midvein outside; wings exceeding keel; keel 9–12 mm long, strongly rounded about the middle with a short slightly incurved beak, lanate-pubescent towards base of upper margin, rarely sparsely so.
    Fruits
    Pod (2)3–4 cm long, oblong-clavate, shortly stipitate, thinly spreading pubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds 4–5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, slightly rugulose, dark brown, sometimes mottled greenish-brown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai wooded grasslands., Zambezian woodland, Zambezian wooded grassland, Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone ; woodland., Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transitional zone; wooded grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Bushy shrub or subshrub, sometimes scandent, up to 2·6(?–4·5) m. tall.
    Branches
    Branches slender, appressed or spreading pubescent, glabrescent; bark pale brown, conspicuously lenticellate.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets broadly oblanceolate, elliptic or obovate, up to 15–55 mm. long, 5–30 mm. wide, sparsely appressed pilose on both surfaces; petiole up to 12–45 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules filiform, up to 2 mm. long, caducous.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, with few flowers on the very slender rhachis; bracts filiform, 1–3 mm. long, ± persistent; bracteoles inserted just below the calyx, linear, ascending and sometimes curved, up to 4(–6) mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 8–10 mm. long, sparsely appressed puberulous; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular ± twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, yellow or orange, marked and veined purple at the base inside and sometimes outside, usually puberulous along the midvein outside; wings longer than the keel; keel strongly rounded about the middle, with a short slightly incurved untwisted beak, 10–12 mm. long, conspicuously lanate-pubescent towards the base of the upper margin.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, oblong-clavate, (20–)30–40 mm. long, 8–10 mm. across, thinly spreading pubescent, ± 14–16-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordi-form, up to 4–5 mm. long, slightly rugulose, dark brown, sometimes mottled greenish-brown.
    Habitat
    Margins and clearings of lowland and upland rain-forest, dry evergreen forest, deciduous woodland and bushland, wooded grassland, also persisting on abandoned cultivations; 75–2100 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K4 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Crotalaria goodiiformis Vatke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 1964 Thomson, J. [1494], Kenya K000412764 Unknown type material

    First published in Oesterr. Bot. Z. 29: 220 (1879)

    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
    • Vatke in Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschr. 29: 220 (1879).
    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.
    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