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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Malawi (Nyika Plateau).

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrubby herb to 1.5 m; branches spreading pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate, with tufts of smaller leaves in main axils; leaflets (1)1.5–3.5 × 0.6–1.5 cm, elliptic, slightly to distinctly acuminate to the apiculate tip, pilose beneath; petiole of main leaves 1–3 cm long; stipules 2–4 mm long, linear-subulate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of 2 sorts; main racemes 6–12 cm long, ± laxly 6–12-flowered; supplementary inflorescences 1-flowered from leaf-tufts on a peduncle 1–1.5 cm long; bracts longer than the pedicel, 5–6 mm long, linear-lanceolate; bracteoles just below the calyx, setaceous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 7–9 mm long, densely pilose; lobes attenuately triangular, ± twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, yellow, ?finely reddish lined with age, pilose outside; wings ± as long as the keel; keel 1.1–1.3 cm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod with a stipe c. 2 mm long, 1.2–1.5 × 0.7–0.8 cm, obliquely obovoid, furry, 12–14-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds not seen.

    Images

    Distribution

    Crotalaria pilosiflora Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1975 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000210496 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1975 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000210495 Unknown type material
    Brummitt, R.K. [WC104], Malawi K000210492
    Pawek, J. [3552], Malawi K000210493
    Synge, A.H.M. [WC281], Malawi K000210494

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1897: 251 (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
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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.
    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