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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Malawi.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual, erect to 1 m, ultimately shortly branched above; stem densely silky pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate, sometimes with smaller 1-foliolate leaves subtending axillary flower clusters; leaflets 7–20 × 1–3 mm, progressively smaller above, linear-oblanceolate, pointed, silky pubescent to pilose beneath; petiole flattened, 3–10 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 4–10 cm long, lax, but most of the flowers in axillary clusters well down the stem; bracts of terminal racemes 2–2.5 mm long, a little shorter than the pedicel, linear-lanceolate; bracteoles on the pedicel, setaceous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm long, densely subappressed to spreading pubescent; upper lobes attenuate-triangular, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, yellow lined red, medially pubescent outside; wings shorter than the keel; keel 9–11 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak, slightly hooked at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 4–5 mm long, ovoid-globose, pubescent, 1–2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2 mm long, rounded-cordiform, smooth, with a small aril.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Images

    Distribution

    Crotalaria phyllostachys Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Brummitt, R.K. [18364], Malawi K000285738
    Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000285739 Unknown type material
    Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000285740
    Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000285741 Unknown type material
    Pawek, J. [7165], Malawi K000285737

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1897: 250 (1897)

    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