1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria macrantha Polhill

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect woody herb, up to 2 m. tall.
    Branches
    Branches rather persistently and densely white appressed pubescent.
    Leaves
    Stipules leafy, stalked, caducous; blade obtriangular-obovate, up to 7–10 mm. long, 4–6 mm. wide, truncate, pubescent beneath; stalk up to 4 mm. long. Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic-oblong, up to 5 cm. long and 1·8 cm. wide, glabrous above, appressed pubescent beneath; petiole up to 4·8 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes up to 12 cm. long, with a rather slender slightly zig-zag rhachis, many-flowered; bracts narrowly oblong-lanceolate, up to 12–15 mm. long, 2·5–3·5 mm. wide, shortly caudate, appressed puberulous on both surfaces, caducous; bracteoles inserted on the upper part of the pedicel, linear-lanceolate, up to 9 mm. long, caducous.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 20–23 mm. long, basally narrowed into a prominent receptacle, finely appressed pubescent; upper and lateral lobes on either side joined almost to the tips, ± twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard ovateelliptic, yellow, thinly pubescent medially and apically outside; wings a little over half as long as the keel; keel broadly rounded, with a rather short straight truncate untwisted beak, ± 45 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod oblong-clavate, narrowed into the ± 15 mm. long stipe, at least 7–8 cm. long, 1·2 cm. across, appressed pubescent, many-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds unknown.
    Habitat
    Margins of upland rain-forest; 2100 m.
    Distribution
    U1 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Crotalaria macrantha Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1965 Wilson, J. [777], Uganda K000412758 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 22: 206 (1968)

    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
    • Polhill in Kew Bulletin 22: 206, fig. 4 (1968).
    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.
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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