1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria iringana Harms

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian bushland and thicket, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual, with a short erect stem, up to 3(–6) dm. tall, and long procumbent lower branches.
    Branches
    Branches sparsely clothed with rather bristly hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate; leaflets ovate-lanceolate or ovate, up to 20–80 mm. long and 15–24 mm. wide, sparsely hirsute on both surfaces; petiole up to 4–7 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules filiform, up to 4(–6) mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes pedunculate, up to 4–8 cm. long, with ± 12–20(–33) closely arranged flowers towards the top; bracts filiform, up to 4 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, similar to the bract.
    Calyx
    Calyx becoming basally truncate and deflexed against the pedicel, 3–4 mm. long, sparsely hirsute; lobes acuminate-triangular, a little longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, cream, with fine purplish veins, glabrous outside; wings longer than the keel; keel strongly rounded about the middle, with a short blunt incurved untwisted beak, 3–4 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, subglobose, 5–6 mm. long, densely hairy with two storeys of long hairs, rather thick-walled and tardily dehiscent, 1–2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, 2·5–3 mm. long, wrinkled, brown.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia woodland and deciduous bushland, often on sandy soils, also persisting on roadsides and cultivated ground; 900–1500 m.
    Distribution
    T1 T2 T4 T5 T7 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria iringana Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bidgood, S. [6375], Tanzania K000468050
    Bidgood, S. [5134], Tanzania K000190362
    Bidgood, S. [6354], Tanzania K000468071

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 54: 379 (1917)

    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., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 25 (1926).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 54: 379 (1917).
    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.

    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