1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria johnstonii Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Malawi.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect branching annual 15–40 cm tall; branches slender, ascending, often mostly from near the base of the plant, densely pubescent with appressed to slightly spreading hairs at first, somewhat glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 3-foliolate, uppermost occasionally 1-foliolate; leaflets 8–20 × 2–7 mm, oblanceolate to elliptic-oblanceolate, pubescent on both surfaces; petiole 4–10 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 4–13 cm long, subdense at top, lax below, 10–30-flowered, developing other flowers in the axils below; bracts 2–3 mm long, linear, subequalling mature pedicels; bracteoles 0.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm long, densely pubescent; upper lobes narrowly triangular, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate, yellow marked brown, ± densely or at least extensively pubescent outside; wings nearly as long as the keel; keel (5)5.5–6.5 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, globose, 3.5–4 mm across, 1–2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, arillate.

    Images

    Distribution

    Crotalaria johnstonii Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Goyder, D.J. [3284], Malawi K000285742
    Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000285744 Unknown type material
    Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000285745 Unknown type material
    Pawek, J. [12723], Malawi K000285743

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1897: 250 (1897)

    Accepted by

    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    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.
    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