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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Suffrutex 15–50 cm tall; stems ultimately numerous, ascending from a small woody rootstock, rather slender, appressed puberulous to subappressed pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves estipulate, sessile, 3-foliolate; leaflets 10–20 × (1)2–7 mm, linear-oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic-oblong (lower ones ± oblong-obovate), obtuse, glossy, slightly coriaceous, flat or slightly incurved at the margins, appressed puberulous to pubescent on both surfaces; venation rather inconspicuous, but basal lateral nerves running close to the margin nearly to the apex.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes terminal on main and rather short lateral branches, short, 2–6-flowered; bracts 2.5–5 mm long, linear to lanceolate; bracteoles on the upper part of the pedicel, linear, 1–2 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3.5–7 mm long, puberulous; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic-ovate, apiculate, bright yellow, puberulous medially or over the upper half; wings ± as long as the keel; keel 5–9 mm long, shortly rounded in the lower half, with a straight rather projecting sharp beak.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, 7–12 × 3–4 mm, cylindrical, densely pubescent outside, pilose inside, 4–12-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds up to 2.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, pale yellow.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria kwengeensis R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 23: 136 (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
    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