1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria jacksonii Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect or ascending annual, up to 3·5 dm. tall, branched from the base.
    Stem
    Stem slender, pubescent with short stiff whitish appressed hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets linear-oblanceolate to oblanceolate, up to 5–12 mm. long and 2–3·5 mm. wide, glabrous above, rather densely appressed pubescent beneath; petiole up to 4 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes or heads subsessile, dense, up to 1·5 cm. long, ± 10–20-flowered; bracts linear, up to 3 mm. long, shorter than the pedicel; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, very small.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm. long, with the tube protracted on the lower side, rather densely and shortly appressed pubescent; upper lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic-obovate, yellow to slightly orange, veined brown and puberulous at the apex outside; wings shorter than the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower third, with a narrow practically straight twisted beak, 6–7·5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, ellipsoid-oblong, up to 6 mm. long and 4 mm. across, appressed puberulous, ± 6–8-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds suborbicular-cordiform, ±1·5 mm. long, without a prominent aril, smooth, ochre.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland and margins of upland rain-forest; 2400–2700 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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    Distribution

    Crotalaria jacksonii Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Kokwaro, J.O. [2312], Kenya K000058680

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 279 (1914)

    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. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 279 (1914).
    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