1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria kerkvoordei R.Wilczek

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to NW. Zambia.

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Suffrutex or bushy subshrub 40–70 cm tall, several-stemmed from a small woody rootstock, with numerous floriferous ascending branches above, covered in a fine silky tomentum giving a silvery (drying golden) sheen on the younger parts.
    Leaves
    Leaves estipulate, sessile, 3-foliolate; leaflets 10–30 × 1–6 mm, linear to narrowly oblong-elliptic, pointed and apiculate, slightly incurved at the margins, finely silky tomentose on both surfaces; venation inconspicuous, but basal lateral nerves ascending close to the margin nearly to the apex.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes terminal, subsessile, short, 2–7-flowered or the flowers solitary; bracts 4–5 mm long, linear-lanceolate; bracteoles on the pedicel near or below the middle, 2–2.5 mm long, linear.
    Calyx
    Calyx 7–9 mm long, silky tomentose; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic-ovate, apiculate, orange-yellow, ± densely pubescent on the upper half outside; wings ± as long as the keel; keel 9–12 mm long, falcate to strongly rounded in the lower half, with a narrow slightly incurved pointed beak.
    Fruits
    Pods subsessile, 1.2–1.6 cm long, oblong-ellipsoid to shortly cylindrical, tomentose outside, pilose inside, 6–8-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, yellow to orange.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria kerkvoordei R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 23: 134 (1953)

    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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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    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