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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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

    Corolla
    Standard elliptic to elliptic-obovate, yellow, densely pubescent to tomentellous outside; wings shorter than the keel; keel 6–8 mm long, angular, with a long narrow twisted beak incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 5–6 × 4–4.5 mm, ovoid-globose, appressed pubescent, 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2–2.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, with a pronounced aril.
    Habit
    Erect ± branching annual 25–80 cm tall; stem densely appressed to slightly spreading pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate, uppermost occasionally 1-foliolate; leaflets (10)15–35 × (5)7–15 mm, oblong-oblanceolate to oblong-obovate, rounded at the apex, appressed pubescent beneath; petiole 8–20 mm long, slightly winged; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes sessile, 3–10 cm long, densely many-flowered, with other flowers in the axils below; bracts 3–4 mm long, linear to linear-lanceolate, exceeding the pedicel; bracteoles on the pedicel, setaceous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–6 mm long, densely appressed pubescent; lobes narrowly triangular-lanceolate, upper ones 4 times as long as the tube.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria kipilaensis R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 23: 175 (1953)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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
    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