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

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

    [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

    Habit
    Erect annual 30–65 cm tall, with slender ascending densely silvery appressed pubescent branches.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate above, 3-foliolate below; leaflets 10–35 × 1–11 mm, linear-oblanceolate to oblong-lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, densely silky pubescent beneath; petiole 2–15 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes short, few-flowered (often seeming longer by suppression of upper leaves), with flowers clustered in many of the axils below; bracts 2–3 mm long, linear; pedicel 1–2 mm long, with small setaceous bracteoles on the upper part.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–4.5 mm long, tomentellous; upper lobes broadly triangular-acuminate, 1.5–2 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic-obovate, yellow, lined reddish-brown, tomentellous outside; wings nearly as long as the keel; keel 5.5–6 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak sharply incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 4.5–5 × 4 mm, ovoid-globose, silky pubescent, 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2.5 mm across, oblique-cordiform.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria kuiririensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 300 (1914)

    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