1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria inopinata (Harms) Polhill

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland, Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Spreading much-branched shrub, up to 2–3 m. tall.
    Branches
    Branches tomentose with brown mostly spreading hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets lanceolate to oblanceolate-elliptic, up to 58 mm. long and 23 mm. wide, acute to rounded and mucronate, cuneate, glabrous above, rather densely appressed pubescent or pilose beneath; petiole up to 8–20 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules subulate or filiform, (1–)2–5 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes terminal and leaf-opposed, shortly pedunculate, up to 4–10(–32) cm. long, with a number of flowers rather closely arranged at least towards the top; bracts shortly caudate-lanceolate, ± 2–3 mm. long; bracteoles inserted on the upper part of the pedicel, linear, 1–2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx rather abruptly contracted at the base, 5–6 mm. long, appressed pubescent; lobes triangular-deltoid, usually a little longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, yellow, sometimes veined brownish-purple, pubescent along the midvein outside or rarely glabrous; wings subequal to or a little longer than the keel; keel rounded about the middle, with an incurved untwisted beak, 12–13 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod stipitate, laterally much flattened, elliptic-oblong in outline, 22–23 mm. long, 11–12 mm. wide, tomentellous, 2–4-seeded; stipe 3–4 mm. long; style very persistent.
    Seeds
    Seeds unknown.
    Habitat
    Margins, open and rocky places in upland rain-forest and upland grassland; 1200–2000 m.
    Distribution
    T6 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria inopinata (Harms) Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 22: 247 (1968)

    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
    • Polhill in Kew Bulletin 22: 247 (1968).
    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