1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria grandibracteata Tanb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & NE. Tanzania.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane forest, Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket., Afromontane (upland) anthropic landscapes, Somalia-Masai forest
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Much branched shrub, ± 1–4 m. tall.
    Branches
    Branches pubescent on the very young shoots, soon glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic, up to 4–8 cm. long, 1·7–3 cm. wide, acute to rounded and mucronate, broadly cuneate, thinly appressed puberulous or glabrous above, appressed puberulous beneath, ultimately glabrescent; petiole up to 5·5–8 cm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes up to 12–22 cm. long, with a rather slender slightly zig-zag rhachis, many-flowered; bracts ovate to suborbicular, 14–27 mm. long, 8–24 mm. wide, caducous; bracteoles inserted near the middle of the pedicel, filiform, up to 2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 13–20 mm. long, basally narrowed into a prominent receptacle, glabrous to sparsely appressed puberulous outside, usually minutely crisped puberulous on the lobes inside; upper and lateral lobes on either side joined almost to the tips.
    Corolla
    Standard ovate, yellow, often lined or flushed with purple, glabrous outside; wings a little over half to two-thirds as long as the keel; keel strongly rounded about the middle with a well developed straight truncate upwardly directed untwisted beak, 28–32 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod ellipsoid-clavate, abruptly contracted into the 2–2·5 cm. long stipe, ± 7–8 cm. long, 2 cm. across, glabrous, many-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds obliquely suborbicular-cordiform, up to 7 mm. long, smooth, brown.
    Habitat
    Margins, clearings and streamsides of lowland and upland rain-forest, rarely extending into upland grassland, also persisting on cultivated ground; 600–3000 m.
    Distribution
    T2 T3 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria grandibracteata Tanb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1894: 48 (1894)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 414 (1949), pro parte.
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 320 (1914).
    • Taub. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 206 (1895).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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