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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. DR Congo to Central Kenya.

    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Shrub, up to 3–5 m. tall, laxly and widely branched.
    Branches
    Branches shortly tomentellous, glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic-lanceolate to elliptic-ovate, up to 5·5 cm. long, 2·3–3 cm. wide, slightly acuminate, glabrous above, rather densely subappressed puberulous or pubescent beneath, especially on the nerves; petiole ± 3·5–6·5 cm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, up to 10–22 cm. long, many-flowered; bracts small, linear to lanceolate, caudate, 3–6 mm. long, caducous or rather persistent; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, filiform, 3–5 mm. long, usually caducous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 12–17 mm. long, basally narrowed into a prominent receptacle, glabrous outside, sometimes shortly and thinly lanate along the lobe-margins inside; upper and lateral lobes joined on either side almost to the tips.
    Corolla
    Standard ovate, yellow, often marked purplish and glabrous outside; wings little more than half as long as the keel; keel strongly rounded with a well developed straight upwardly directed truncate untwisted beak, 25–30 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod broadly oblong-clavate or ellipsoid-clavate, rather abruptly contracted into the 1·2–1·8 cm. long stipe, up to 7·5–9 cm. long, 2 cm. across, glabrous, many-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds broadly oblique-cordiform to sub-reniform, ±6 mm. across, smooth, pale brown.
    Habitat
    Clearings, streamsides and margins of upland rain-forest, upland evergreen bushland; 1350–2750 m.
    Distribution
    K4 U1 U2
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane forest, Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

    Crotalaria lebrunii Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Rev. Zool. Bot. Africaines 23: 178 (1933)

    Accepted by

    • Masharabu, T., Bigendako, M.J., Lejoly, J., Nkengurutse, J., Noret, N., Bizuru, E. & Bogaert, J. (2010). Etude analytique de la flore et de la végétation du Parc National de la Ruvubu, Burundi International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 4: 834-856.
    • 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
    • Masharabu, T., Bigendako, M.J., Lejoly, J., Nkengurutse, J., Noret, N., Bizuru, E. & Bogaert, J. (2010). Etude analytique de la flore et de la végétation du Parc National de la Ruvubu, Burundi International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 4: 834-856.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 4: 225, fig. 6/B (1953).
    • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 273 (1948).
    • Bak. f. in Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 23: 178 (1933).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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