1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria hemsleyi Milne-Redh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual or perennial, up to 1·5 m. tall.
    Stem
    Stem ribbed, densely pubescent with fine spreading brownish hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic, up to 25–70 mm. long, 8–20 mm. wide, acute or rounded at the apex, ± densely covered with rather irregularly arranged slightly spreading hairs on both surfaces; petiole up to 28–45 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules ± 1 mm. long, largely obscured by the stem-indumentum.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes up to 15–25 cm. long, with many flowers crowded at least towards the top; bracts subulate-caudate, expanded at the base, 4–6 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, filiform, 2–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx becoming basally truncate and deflexed against the pedicel, 5–8 mm. long, finely spreading pubescent; lobes acuminately triangular, longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, bright yellow, glabrous outside; wings a little longer than the keel; keel rather strongly rounded about the middle, with a slightly incurved untwisted beak, 12–13 mm. long, lined and blotched red or maroon.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, cylindrical, up to 25–27 mm. long, 6 mm. across, tomentose, ± 30-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 2·5–3 mm. long, smooth, reddish-brown.
    Habitat
    Upland secondary bushland, upland grassland with Pteridium, streamsides and abandoned cultivations; 1200–1500 m.
    Distribution
    T6 known only from the Uluguru Mts.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland, Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland.
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria hemsleyi Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Drummond, R.B. [1506], Tanzania K000412620 Unknown type material
    Drummond, R.B. [1506], Tanzania K000412621 Unknown type material

    First published in Kew Bull. 15: 164 (1961)

    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
    • Milne-Redh. in Kew Bulletin 15: 164 (1961).
    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