1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria karagwensis Taub.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Ethiopia and Tanzania.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland, Afromontane (upland) anthropic landscapes
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual, often with spreading weakly ascending branches from the base, up to 10·5 dm. tall, but often much smaller.
    Stem
    Stem obscurely ribbed, appressed puberulous, with small stiff white hairs often brown at the base.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple; blade linear-lanceolate to oblong-elliptic or elliptic, up to 38–115 mm. long, 4–12 mm. wide, acute to rounded at the apex, glabrous above, appressed puberulous beneath; petiole 1–2 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear-subulate, up to 2–5 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, up to 9–24 cm. long, ± (6–)10–24-flowered; bracts linear, ± 2–3·5 mm. long; bracteoles adnate to the calyx, linear, up to 2·5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx (4·5–)6–8 mm. long, with the tube protracted on the lower side, rather closely appressed puberulous with hairs like those of the stem; upper lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, considerably longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, bright yellow, reddish-purple veined, puberulous apically outside; wings shorter than the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower half, with a long straight twisted beak, (7–)8–11 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod oblong-clavate, narrowed basally into a 2–3 mm. long stipe, up to 27–35 mm. long, 6 mm. across, appressed puberulous, ± 26–34-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, 1·5–2 mm. long, smooth.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland, persisting on roadsides and cultivated ground; 1850–2300 m., but as a weed down to 1100 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K5 T1 U1 U2 U3
    [FWTA]

    Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A slender erect herb, 1–3 ft. high
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow
    Ecology
    In mountain grassland.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Crotalaria karagwensis Taub. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1970 Lugard, E.J. [197], Kenya K000412661
    Jan 1, 1969 Maitland, T.D. [1523], Cameroon K000086919
    Jan 1, 1969 Maitland, T.D. [1523], Cameroon K000086920
    Jan 1, 1969 Maitland, T.D. [1523], Cameroon K000086921
    Stuhlmann [1972], Tanzania K000412660 Unknown type material
    Lugard, E.J. [530], Kenya K000412662 Unknown type material

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 204 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • 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
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • 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: 264 (1914).
    • Taub. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 204 (1895).
    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

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical 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