1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria greenwayi Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Generally low rather bushy annual, decumbent or spreading and erect, much branched particularly from near the base, up to 7(–13) dm. tall.
    Stem
    Stem slender, slightly ribbed, thinly appressed puberulous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets broadly oblanceolate to elliptic-obovate, rarely oblong-lanceolate, up to 14–32 mm. long, 6–14 mm. wide, glabrous above, appressed puberulous beneath; petiole up to 10–23 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear, up to 1·5–4 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes up to 10–20 cm. long, with generally numerous fairly closely arranged flowers; bracts linear, ± 1–2(–3) mm. long; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–4 mm. long, protracted on the lower side, appressed puberulous; upper lobes triangular and slightly acuminate, scarcely longer than the tube, rarely narrowly triangular and longer.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic-obovate, yellow, veined brown, usually puberulous outside, at least along the midvein; wings nearly as long as the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower half, with a narrow practically straight twisted beak, 7–10 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod oblong-clavate, narrowed towards the base into the very short 1–2 mm. long stipe, 14–22 mm. long, 5–8 mm. across, appressed puberulous, ± 10–25-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds bluntly triangular in outline, ± 2–2·5 mm. long, rugulose, brown.
    Habitat
    Grassland and deciduous bushland, persisting on cultivated ground; 450–1550 m.
    Distribution
    K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T5 T7 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai grasslands
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Crotalaria greenwayi Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Greenway, P.J. [3012], Tanzania K000412658 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Bot. 71: 339 (1933)

    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
    • Bak. f. in Journal of Botany 71: 339 (1933).
    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

    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