1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria miranda Milne-Redh.

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual, up to 7 dm. tall, with laxly inserted ascending branches.
    Stem
    Stem obscurely ribbed, appressed puberulous with colourless hairs having a brown point of attachment a little above the base.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple; blade linear-lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, up to 45–90 mm. long, 3–11 mm. wide, subacute to rounded at the apex, glabrous or more generally appressed puberulous above, thinly appressed puberulous with submedifixed hairs beneath; petiole 1–3 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear-subulate, 1–2 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, up to 7–20 cm. long, ± (4–)8–20(–26)-flowered; bracts linear, 1–4 mm. long; bracteoles adnate to the calyx, linear, 1–2·5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–7 mm. long, protracted on the lower side, rather closely appressed puberulous with hairs like those of the stem; upper lobes narrowly attenuate triangular, considerably longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate, yellow, veined red or orange, puberulous apically outside; wings shorter than the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower third, with a long straight twisted beak, 11–13 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod oblong-clavate, narrowed basally into 2–4 mm. long stipe, ± 22–28 mm. long, 6 mm. across, appressed puberulous, ± 22–26-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, up to 2·5 mm. long, smooth, greyish or brownish-green.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia woodland, sometimes on stony hillsides; 1350–1700 m.
    Distribution
    T4 T5 T7
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual, erect to 70 cm, laxly branched; branches strigulose with colourless hairs having a brown point of attachment a little above the base.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple; blade 4–9 × 0.3–1 cm, linear-lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, thinly strigulose with submedifixed hairs beneath and usually also above; petiole 1–3 mm long; stipules 1–2 mm long, linear-subulate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes laxly (4)8–20(26)-flowered; bracts 1–4 mm long, linear to linear-lanceolate, bracteoles usually adnate to the calyx, 1–2.5 mm long, linear.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–7 mm long, strigulose; upper lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, ± twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate, yellow, lined reddish, puberulous apically outside; wings shorter than the keel; keel 1.1–1.3 cm long, angular with a long straight twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod 2.2–2.8 × 0.5–0.6 cm, oblong-clavate, narrowed to the 2–4 mm long stipe, strigulose, c. 20–26-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2–2.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, greyish or brownish-green.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia

    Crotalaria miranda Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    McCallum-Webster, M. [870], Zambia K000227374 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 15: 165 (1961)

    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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Milne-Redh. in Kew Bulletin 15: 165 (1961).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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.
    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