1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria lotoides Benth.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to S. Africa.

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Kalahari-Highveld regional transition zone; grassland., Zambezian grassland, Zambezian anthropic landscapes.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Spreading or semidecumbent perennial, with a number of densely subappressed pubescent to patently pilose stems to 15–50 cm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 8–20 × 8–18 mm, obovate to subcircular, rounded to emarginate at apex, glabrous to thinly pilose above, pilose beneath; petioles shorter to longer than leaflets; stipules 2–5 mm long, subulate or linear.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes laxly 1–3(4)-flowered, with peduncle much longer than the rhachis; bracts 2–4 mm long, linear-lanceolate; bracteoles curved-ascending from upper part of pedicel, similar to bract.
    Calyx
    Calyx 7–9 mm long, thinly pilose; lobes attenuately lanceolate-triangular, 4–5 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, yellow, ± flushed reddish, medially puberulous outside; wings 0.6–0.7(0.8) times as long as the keel; keel 8–11 mm long, abruptly rounded in lower half, with a practically straight beak, lanate-pubescent along upper margin.
    Fruits
    Pod 2.4–3.6 cm long, subcylindrical, practically sessile, somewhat pointed, pilose.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3 mm long, oblique-cordiform, rugulose, pale yellow to brown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria lotoides Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    South Africa K000227316
    Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000227317 Unknown type material
    Burke [323], South Africa K000227319
    Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000227320 Unknown type material
    Holub, Em. [s.n.], Botswana K000227318

    First published in London J. Bot. 2: 575 (1843)

    Accepted by

    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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
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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