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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Sudanian grasslands, Sudanian anthropic landscapes, Sudanian woodland, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual, with ascending branches, 2–12 dm. tall.
    Stem
    Stems conspicuously covered with subappressed or rather spreading hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate; leaflets linear-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, up to 32–105 mm. long, 3–10 mm. wide, with the lower ones sometimes elliptic, subglabrous to sparsely pilose above, thinly pilose beneath; petiole up to 3–6(–8) mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules filiform, up to 3 mm. long, sometimes obscure or absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, up to 9–16(–40) cm. long, ± 10–18(–50)-flowered; bracts subulate to linear-caudate, 1–4 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the top of the pedicel, filiform, 0·5–2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–5 mm. long, thinly pubescent; lobes triangular-acuminate, ± as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic or obovate-elliptic, pale yellow, veined reddish-brown, glabrous or apically puberulous outside; wings a little shorter than the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower third, with a long narrow and straight untwisted beak, (6–)8–12 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod practically sessile, sub cylindrical, up to 8–16 mm. long, 3–4·5 mm. across, pubescent, up to (12–)16–30-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 2 mm. long, smooth, brown.
    Habitat
    Wooded grassland; 900–1200 m.
    Distribution
    U1 Sudan and Congo south to Angola and west to Senegal
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A pilose herb, 2–3 ft. high, or more when in tall grass
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow in elongated racemes.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 1965 Vogel [158], Nigeria K000412865 holotype
    Mar 1, 1965 Vogel [158], Nigeria K000412866 holotype
    Mar 1, 1965 Parsons, C. [38], Nigeria K000412867 holotype

    First published in Fl. Seneg. Tent.: 162 (1832)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Polhill in Kew Bulletin 22: 296 (1968).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 265 (1914).
    • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 14 (1871).
    • Guill & Perr., F1. Seneg. Tent. 1: 162 (1832).
    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

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    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