1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria phillipsiae Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Djibouti to N. Kenya.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai grasslands
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Procumbent or usually weakly ascending annual or short-lived perennial, up to 3–7 dm. tall, laxly branched.
    Stem
    Stem thinly subappressed or spreading pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets variable, with the lower ones elliptic to obovate, up to 24–36 mm. long, 16–23 mm. wide, and the upper ones lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, up to 50–72 mm. long and 14 mm. wide, glabrous above, thinly appressed pilose beneath; petiole up to 25–48 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules subulate-caudate to linear-caudate, 2–14 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes long and slenderly pedunculate, up to 15–40 cm. long, with numerous laxly arranged flowers; bracts subulate-caudate, slightly expanded at the base, 2–4 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx or just below, linear or subulate, 1–2·5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–7 mm. long, glabrous to sparsely appressed pubescent; lobes narrowly acuminate-triangular, a little longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate-elliptic, cream or yellow, veined reddish-purple, glabrous outside; wings shorter than the keel; keel strongly rounded about the middle, with a narrow sharp generally incurved beak, 9–11 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod very shortly stipitate, subcylindrical, slightly broadened towards the apex, (20–)24–28 mm. long, 7–9 mm. across, glabrous to thinly and shortly subappressed puberulous, ± 30–40-seeded.
    Seeds
    Young seeds cordiform, rugulose, brown; mature seeds unknown.
    Habitat
    Acacia, Commiphora bushland; 390–1470 m.
    Distribution
    K1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Crotalaria phillipsiae Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1978 Gilbert, M.G. [1505], Kenya K000058603
    Jan 1, 1978 Gilbert, M.G. [1151], Kenya K000058604
    Jan 1, 1978 Gilbert, M.G. [1598], Kenya K000058605
    Feb 1, 1965 Gillet JB [13879], Kenya K000058573
    Lort Phillips, E. [s.n.], Somalia K000412709

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1895: 213 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 371 (1914).
    • Bak. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1895: 213 (1895).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    Sources

    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.
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    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