1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria lukafuensis De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to W. Zambia.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial, developing a slender rhizomatous rootstock, but flowering from first year of growth; stems erect, 25–70 cm tall, branching above, densely spreading pilose, the hairs 1–2 mm long and twisted when dry.
    Leaves
    Leaves almost all 3-foliolate, uppermost grading to bracts; leaflets 8–25 × 1–4 mm, linear-oblanceolate to oblanceolate, pointed, sparsely pilose above, silky pilose beneath; petiole 1–3 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes sessile, short, dense, 12–30-flowered; bracts 5–7 mm long, lanceolate; bracteoles on the pedicel, setaceous to linear.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–6(7) mm long, silky tomentose; upper lobes broadly triangular, slightly acuminate, 1–1.5 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly obovate, yellow, silky tomentose outside; wings and standard longer than the keel; keel subangular, with a twisted slightly incurved beak, 6–7.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 7 × 4 mm, oblong-ellipsoid, pilose, 6–10-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria lukafuensis De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 4, 1: 184 (1903)

    Accepted by

    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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
    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