1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria mauensis Baker f.

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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

    Habit
    Bushy perennial herb or shrub, up to 1–4 m. tall.
    Stem
    Stem densely covered with short tawny mostly slightly spreading and somewhat crisped hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets narrowly to broadly elliptic, up to 50–80 mm. long, 26–52 mm. wide, glabrous above, appressed pubescent beneath; petiole up to 45–80 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules filiform to subulate-caudate, up to 6–14 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes up to 13–30 cm. long, with numerous fairly closely arranged flowers; bracts attenuate-subulate or lanceolate-caudate, up to 8–13 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the top of the pedicel or base of the calyx, linear, up to 6–9 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx (12–) 14–17 mm. long, densely pubescent or tomentellous with fine appressed brown hairs outside, puberulous on the lobes inside; upper lobes oblong, obliquely subtruncate with an excentric tip, longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard oblate, yellow, often with a few hairs on the midvein outside; wings oblong-obovate, longer than the keel; keel rounded about the middle, with a short incurved untwisted beak, 12–15 mm. long, densely white lanate along the upper margin proximal to the beak, sometimes with a few hairs scattered on the lateral surfaces below.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, broadly oblong-clavate, up to 60–65 mm. long, 17–19 mm. across, densely brown spreading pubescent, ultimately glabrescent, ± 20–26-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 4 mm. long, smooth, blackish-brown.
    Habitat
    Edges of upland rain-forest, upland grassland and bushland; 1600–2300 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K5 K6 T2 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Crotalaria mauensis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gillett, J.B. [18292], Kenya K000058423
    Glover, P.E. [1289], Kenya K000058420
    Tweedie [1721], Kenya K000058422
    Perdue, R.E. [9009], Kenya K000058421
    Scheffler, G. [272], Kenya K000058417
    Kirrika, E.P.K. [212], Kenya K000058414

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 342 (1914)

    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
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 359 (1961).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 416 (1949).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 342 (1914).
    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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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