1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria phylicoides Wild

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa (Chimanimani Mountains).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrubby or suffrutescent, up to 90 cm tall; branches densely spreading hairy.
    Leaves
    Leaves closely arranged, subsessile, 3-foliolate; leaflets mostly 7–15 × 1–3 mm, linear to narrowly oblong-elliptic, with conspicuous recurved apiculum and inrolled margins, thinly hairy; stipules 1–1.5 mm long, subulate-triangular.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or in pairs; bracts 2–3 mm long, linear; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, small.
    Calyx
    Calyx 7–10 mm long, rather densely and coarsely pubescent; lobes attenuate-triangular, up to twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard subcircular or oblate, yellow, sometimes tinged reddish, pubescent at least medially and apically outside; wings exceeding the keel; keel strongly rounded, crested behind the short beak, 8–9 mm long.
    Fruits
    Pod 2–2.4 cm long, subsessile, oblong-fusiform, densely pubescent, 8–12-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds not seen.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria phylicoides Wild appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 1964 Phipps, J.B. [683], Zimbabwe K000227474 isotype

    First published in Kirkia 4: 140 (1964)

    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.
    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

    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