1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria lotiformis Milne-Redh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai grasslands, Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial, with several prostrate, decumbent or weakly ascending stems up to 3 dm. long, but often much shorter.
    Stem
    Stems rather densely pubescent with appressed or spreading rather silvery hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves shortly petiolate, 3-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate, elliptic or obovate, up to 23–48 mm. long and 4–15 mm. wide, rather densely silvery appressed pilose on both surfaces, the median and lateral veins often prominent beneath; petiole up to 5–7 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear or linear-lanceolate, up to 5–10 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes long-pedunculate, up to 6–11 cm. long, with ± 3–8 flowers towards the top; bracts subulate, 1·5–4 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, linear or subulate, up to 1·5–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx (5–)6–8 mm. long, appressed pilose; lobes narrowly triangular, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic or suborbicular, yellow, veined and tinged reddish-purple outside, with a few hairs medially and apically outside; wings ± as long as the keel; keel rather abruptly rounded below the middle, with a fairly short straight untwisted beak, 10–12(–13) mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod practically sessile, subcylindrical, sometimes slightly broadened towards the apex, up to 24 mm. long, shortly pubescent, ± 24–32-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, 3–4 mm. long, smooth, brown.
    Habitat
    Grassland with scattered Acacia, evergreen bushland or upland grassland, also persisting on roadsides; on clay and laterite soils; 1500–2100 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K6 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Crotalaria lotiformis Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Greenway, P.J. [s.n.], Kenya K000058619
    Bally, P.R.O. [1462], Kenya K000058609
    Hepper, F.N. [5106], Kenya K000058611
    Napier, E.R. [1497], Kenya K000058606
    Napier, E.R. [6304], Kenya K000058612
    Bogdan, A. [1601], Kenya K000058615
    Bogdan, A. [3998], Kenya K000058618
    Verdcourt, B. [3855], Kenya K000058607
    Verdcourt, B. [1451], Kenya K000058608
    Verdcourt, B. [2509], Kenya K000058610
    Edwards, D.C. [1490], Kenya K000058613
    Webster McCallum [203], Kenya K000058614

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1935: 275 (1935)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Milne-Redh. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1935: 275, fig. (1935).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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