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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Bushy or weakly straggling woody herb or shrub, rarely climbing, up to 2(–4) m. tall.
    Branches
    Branches subterete, puberulous and ultimately glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, up to 16–30 mm. long, 5–15 mm. wide, bluntly pointed to rounded or retuse and apiculate, cuneate, glabrous above, puberulous beneath; petiole slender, up to 15–25(–30) mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules subulate to attenuate-triangular, 1–2 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes terminal and leaf-opposed, pedunculate, up to 11–20 cm. long, with generally numerous rather closely arranged flowers; bracts linear-subulate to narrowly triangular, 1–3 mm. long; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, filiform, small.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–8 mm. long, protracted on the lower side, puberulous; upper lobes acuminately triangular, mostly 1–1·5 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic, clear yellow, fading salmon, glabrous outside; wings ± as long as the keel, or a little shorter; keel rather abruptly rounded below the middle, with a well-developed twisted beak, 11–13(–15)mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod oblong-clavate, narrowed into the 2–4 mm. long stipe, up to 25–40 mm. long, 7–12 mm. across, puberulous, glabrescent, developing a conspicuous vein network, ± 10–16-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 3 mm. long, smooth, greyish-buff.
    Figures
    Fig. 131, p. 953
    Habitat
    Margins and clearings of upland rain-forest, upland evergreen bushland and grassland; 1500–2700 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K3 K4 K5 K6 T2 T7 U3
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

    Crotalaria keniensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Battiscombe, E. [737], Kenya K000412652 Unknown type material
    Battiscombe, E. [737], Kenya K000412651 Unknown type material

    First published in Legum. Trop. Africa: 41 (1926)

    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
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 415 (1949).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 41 (1926).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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