1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria pseudospartium Baker f.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Much branched scarcely woody shrub, 1–3 m. tall, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3–foliolate; leaflets very reduced, narrowly oblong to obovate, 3–8 mm. long, 1–5 mm. wide; petiole constricted at the base, up to 40–78 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, up to 11 cm. long, few-flowered; bracts subulate, 2–3 mm. long, usually caducous; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, filiform, 1–2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 13–15 mm. long, basally narrowed into a prominent receptacle; upper and lateral lobes on either side joined almost to the tips, rarely separating in fruit, longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard ovate-elliptic, yellow, often flushed with salmon or brown; wings a little over half to three-fourths as long as the keel; keel strongly rounded, with a well developed straight truncate upwardly directed untwisted beak, 30–35 mm. long, often speckled dull purplish.
    Fruits
    Pod oblong-clavate, rather abruptly contracted into the 17–23 mm. long stipe, ± 58–72 mm. long, 9–10 mm. across, mottled maroon-brown, ± 20–seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 3–5 mm. long, smooth, brown.
    Habitat
    Open grassy places in dry Tarchonanthus, Acacia bushland on volcanic soils; 1400– 2250 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K6 T2 known only from this part of the Great Rift Valley
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Crotalaria pseudospartium Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 1964 Scott Elliot, G.F. [6396], Kenya K000058258
    Oct 1, 1964 Verdcourt, B. [3751], Kenya K000058382
    Scott Elliot, G.F. [6607], Kenya K000058411
    Dale, I.R. [3972], Kenya K000058407
    Glover, E.C. [3585], Kenya K000058410
    Verdcourt, B. [3571], Kenya K000058404
    Bally [947], Kenya K000058403
    McDonald, J. [944], Kenya K000058406
    Chater-Jack [29], Kenya K000058405
    s.coll. [49940], Kenya K000058412

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 320 (1914)

    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
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 359 (1961).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 320 (1914).
    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

    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