1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria microthamnus Robyns ex R.Wilczek

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. DR Congo to NE. Zambia.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Bushy annual 35–80 cm tall; branches slender, appressed puberulous.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 3-foliolate, uppermost on main and suppressed lateral branches sometimes 1-foliolate; leaflets 5–10 × 1–3 mm, obcuneiform to oblanceolate, appressed puberulous beneath; petiole 2–6 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes short, few-flowered, most of the flowers solitary or clustered in axils all along the branches; bracts 1 mm long, linear to shortly linear-lanceolate.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–4 mm long, appressed puberulous; upper lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic to oblong-obovate, yellow, usually lined brown, glabrous to thinly puberulous on the upper part outside; wings nearly as long as the keel; keel 6–7 mm long, angular, with a straight narrow twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 3–4 mm across, subglobose, puberulous, 1–2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds not seen.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria microthamnus Robyns ex R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1964 Richards, H.M. [9426], Zambia K000511551
    Aug 1, 1964 Richards, H.M. [9010], Zambia K000511552
    Bidgood, S. [3726], Tanzania K000511550

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 23: 181 (1953)

    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.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. 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

    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