1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria incompta N.E.Br.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Botswana to Namibia.

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual with long spreading and ascending branches from the base upwards, up to 50 cm tall; branches well spaced above, sparsely appressed puberulous, glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate; leaflets 35–80 × 2–8 mm, linear-lanceolate, appressed puberulous beneath; petioles mostly 6–12 mm long; stipules 1–2 mm long, subulate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes laxly few-flowered; bracts 1–2 mm long, linear; bracteoles on the pedicel, similar.
    Calyx
    Calyx c. 5 mm long, appressed puberulous; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, nearly twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, yellow (?veining); wings little more than half as long as the keel; keel c. 8 mm long, shallow, shortly rounded about the middle, with a narrow almost straight sharply pointed beak.
    Fruits
    Pod 1.5–2 cm long, shortly subcylindrical, slightly broadened upwards, abruptly rounded to the narrow 2–3 mm long stipe at the base, appressed puberulous, mottled before maturity, c. 16-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 3–3.5 mm long, rather narrowly oblique-cordiform, rugose particularly peripherally.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Namibia

    Crotalaria incompta N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1965 Dinter [7441], Namibia K000227339
    Lugard, E.J. [205], Botswana K000412607 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1909: 101 (1909)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • 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.

    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.
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    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