1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria onobrychis A.Rich.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to S. Tropical Africa.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland, Sudanian grasslands
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual, 14–40 cm tall; branches slender, appressed puberulous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate, estipulate; leaflets mostly 2–6 × 0.4–2.5 cm, elliptic to narrowly elliptic-oblong, appressed puberulous beneath, sometimes also above; petiole shorter than the leaflets.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 2.5–14 cm long, shortly pedunculate, dense at first, elongating to sublax or lax; bracts 1–2.5 mm long, subulate-caudate; bracteoles at the base of the calyx, minute.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2–3 mm long, becoming basally truncate and deflexed against the pedicel, sparsely to conspicuously puberulous; lobes narrowly triangular, as long as the tube or shorter.
    Corolla
    Standard subcircular to oblate, yellow veined purple; wings longer than the keel; keel 4–6 mm long, rounded, with a very short blunt beak.
    Fruits
    Pod practically sessile, 1–1.4 × 0.4–0.5 cm, subcylindrical, subglabrous to appressed puberulous, 10–20-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2–2.5 mm in diameter, subcircular-cordiform, minutely punctate, pale brown.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Chad, Ethiopia, Malawi, Sudan, Zaïre

    Crotalaria onobrychis A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 154 (1847)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • Berhaut, J. (1976). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 5: 1-658. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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

    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