1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria heidmannii Schinz

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Angola to Zimbabwe.

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    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual, 30–80 cm tall, much branched from the base upwards; branches ascending, terete, pubescent with longish rather stiff appressed hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 20–70 × 1.5–4 mm, linear-lanceolate, appressed pubescent at least beneath; petiole much shorter than leaflets; stipules 1–4 mm long, linear or subulate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes laxly 4–6(12)-flowered; rhachis slender; bracts 1–2 mm long, linear; bracteoles lacking.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–7 mm long, thinly appressed pubescent; lobes subulate, usually at least twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic to oblong-obovate, yellow, lined brownish and thinly pubescent outside along the veins especially medially; wings shorter than the keel; keel 9–13 mm long, bent at right angles in the lower part, with a long practically straight beak.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, (8)10–12 × 4.5–6 mm, oblong-ellipsoid to shortly cylindrical, appressed puberulous, 8–12-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 2 mm long, bluntly triangular, rugulose, brown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria heidmannii Schinz appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1984 Germishuizen, G. [2512], Namibia K000627337
    Jan 1, 1984 Germishuizen, G. [2731], Namibia K000627339
    Jan 1, 1977 Dinter, M.K. [7090], Namibia K000627358
    Jan 1, 1958 Pearson, H.H.W. [2561], Angola K000627357
    Corby, H.D.L. [2113], Zimbabwe K000627334
    Hardy, D.S. [1394], Namibia K000627335
    Richards, H.M. [14587], Botswana K000627332
    Richards, H.M. [14583], Botswana K000627333
    Dinter, M.K. [525], Namibia K000627340
    Dinter, M.K. [6972], Namibia K000627341
    Dinter, M.K. [525], Namibia K000627343
    Winter, B. de [2913], Namibia K000627336
    Winter, B. de [5093], Namibia K000627338
    Heath, A. [540], Botswana K000627329
    Heath, A. [842], Botswana K000627330
    Blair-Rains, A. [7], Botswana K000627331
    Fleck, E. [448], Namibia K000627342 Unknown type material

    First published in Mém. Herb. Boissier 1: 128 (1900)

    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.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    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.

    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.

    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

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
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