1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria lathyroides Guill. & Perr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Chad.

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    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Guineo-Congolian grasslands, Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; grasslands.
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FWTA]

    Papilionaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    Herb, woody at the base
    Branches
    Slender branches, erect or more or less diffuse, shortly silky-pubescent above
    Flowers
    Flowers rather small, yellow with dark purple lines sometimes coalescing into a blotch, in short dense lateral racemes usually long-stalked
    Ecology
    In wet places.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burkina, Central African Repu, Chad, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone

    Crotalaria lathyroides Guill. & Perr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1967 Morton, J.K. [1426], Sierra Leone K000354278
    Feb 8, 1965 Morton [135], Sierra Leone K000354286
    Jan 1, 1965 Morton [64], Sierra Leone K000354285
    Jan 1, 1954 Deighton, F.C. [3297], Sierra Leone K000354281
    Jan 1, 1954 Deighton, F.C. [4937], Sierra Leone K000354283
    Jan 1, 1954 Deighton, F.C. [246], Sierra Leone K000354284
    Jan 1, 1954 Scott Elliot, G.F. [3937], Sierra Leone K000354282
    Jan 1, 1954 Linder, D.H. [1490], Liberia K000354300
    Jan 1, 1954 Rattray, J. [s.n.], Senegal K000354306
    Melville, F.A. [138], Sierra Leone K000354280
    Jordan, H.D. [147], Sierra Leone K000354279
    Barker, A.J.D. [1448], Liberia K000354302
    Terry, P.J. [3241], Gambia K000354307
    Terry, P.J. [3233], Gambia K000354308
    Juan [41], Guinea-Bissau K000354287
    Guerra, J.A. [3882], Guinea-Bissau K000354288
    Baldwin, J.T. Jr. [10032], Liberia K000354299
    Baldwin, J.T. Jr. [10080], Liberia K000354301
    s.coll. [2591], Guinea-Bissau K000354289
    Adam, J.-.G. [12645], Guinea K000354303
    Kent, P.E. [43], Guinea K000354304
    Kent, P.E. [43], Guinea K000354305

    First published in Fl. Seneg. Tent.: 163 (1832)

    Accepted by

    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Chev. Bot. 169.
    • —F.T.A. 2: 35
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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