1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria poliochlora Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland, Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial with numerous slender prostrate or slightly ascending stems from a well-developed taproot, up to 4 dm. long.
    Stem
    Stems simple or ultimately laxly branched, shortly and densely pubescent with mostly spreading hairs, eventually glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate, up to 13–20 mm. long and 3–6 mm. wide, mostly rounded at the apex, finely white pubescent on both surfaces; petiole ± 5–15 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes subsessile to shortly pedunculate, up to 3·5(–15) cm. long, with a number of rather laxly arranged to crowded flowers; bracts linear-lanceolate, 1–1·5 mm. long, shorter than the pedicel; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, filiform, inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3·5–4 mm. long, with the tube protracted on the lower side, densely pubescent with mostly slightly spreading hairs; upper lobes subtriangular, longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate or suborbicular, yellow, veined reddish-purple and pubescent outside; wings scarcely shorter than the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower third, with a narrow slightly incurved twisted beak, 6–7 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, ovoid-globose, 5–6 mm. long, densely pubescent, with 1–2 seeds developed from the 6–10 ovules.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds unknown.
    Habitat
    Grassland, secondary bushland and pathsides in general areas of Brachystegia woodland; 1200–1620 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T1 T4 T7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria poliochlora Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 54: 381 (1917)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 31 (1926).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 54: 381 (1917).
    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
    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