1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria lukwangulensis Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Kenya to E. Tanzania.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
    Habit
    Perennial, Climbing/Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Straggling and ascending or climbing woody herb or shrub, up to 1–6 m. tall.
    Branches
    Branches rather slender, subterete, puberulous and glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic-lanceolate, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, up to 25–46 mm. long, 11–18 mm. wide, glabrous above, appressed puberulous beneath; petiole slender, ± 22–36 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear, up to 1–2 mm. long, sometimes obscure.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes usually lax with a slightly zigzag rhachis, up to 7–18 cm. long, ± 6–16-flowered; bracts linear to subulate, ± 1–3 mm. long; bracteoles inserted near the top of the pedicel, filiform, small.
    Calyx
    Calyx 7–10 mm. long, protracted on the lower side, subglabrous to puberulous; upper lobes rather narrowly acuminate-triangular, mostly 1·5–2 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic or suborbicular, clear yellow, sometimes lined with brown or purple and turning salmon or purplish with age, glabrous outside; wings ± as long as the keel; keel rather abruptly rounded below the middle, with a well-developed twisted beak, 13–17 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod markedly inflated, broadly ellipsoid-clavate, shortly narrowed into a 7–10 mm. long stipe, up to 45–60 mm. long, 15–22 mm. across, thinly puberulous, glabrescent, developing a prominent vein network, ± 12–20-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, up to 5 mm. long, matt, pale yellow.
    Habitat
    Margins and clearings of rain-forest; 950–2560 m.
    Distribution
    K7 T3 T6 T7 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Crotalaria lukwangulensis Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10951], Tanzania 11454.000

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 400 (1900)

    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
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 414 (1949).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 389 (1914).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 400 (1900).
    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
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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.

    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