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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Burundi to N. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small erect annual, 10–35 cm tall, sometimes much branched; stem very slender, sparsely appressed puberulous.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, simple; blades mostly 15–35 × (0.8)1–3 mm, linear or linear-oblanceolate, with the margins sometimes partially inrolled, the lower ones apparently always narrow, thinly appressed puberulous beneath; stipules 0.2–0.5 mm long, setaceous.
    Flowers
    Flowers and fruits similar to C.shirensis, but smaller.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1.5–2 mm long.
    Corolla
    Keel 3–4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Pod 6–7.5(8) × 1.8–2 mm, thinly puberulous.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Central African Repu

    Native to:

    Burundi, Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria minutissima Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 255 (1914)

    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.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.

    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.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    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