1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria orientalis Burtt Davy ex I.Verd.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect virgate herb or subshrub, 0.4–1 m tall; branches glaucous, ribbed, subglabrous to sparsely strigulose.
    Leaves
    Leaves all 1-foliolate or a few middle ones 3-foliolate, estipulate; leaflets 7–50 × 0.8–9 mm, linear to linear-lanceolate or -oblanceolate, with basal lateral nerves ascending well into the upper half; petioles mostly 6–18 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes laxly 6–12-flowered; bracts 1–4 mm long, linear to linear-lanceolate; bracteoles variously inserted on the 6–10 mm long pedicel, small.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–7 mm long, glabrous to sparsely puberulous; lobes subulate to narrowly triangular-acuminate, ± as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard whitish inside, white or yellow and lined reddish-brown outside, glabrous to pubescent; wings yellow, shorter than the keel; keel (1.3)1.4–1.7 cm long, angled in the lower part with a long straight beak, darker at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, 10–16 × 6–7 mm, oblong-ellipsoid to shortly cylindrical, 4–8-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 3 mm long, oblique-cordiform, papillate, brown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian wooded grassland, Kalahari-Highveld regional transition zone; grassland., Kalahari-Highveld regional transition zone; wooded grassland., Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Namibia, Northern Provinces

    Crotalaria orientalis Burtt Davy ex I.Verd. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bothalia 2: 417 (1928)

    Accepted by

    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    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