1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria quangensis Taub.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Angola.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Stems several to many, erect from a napiform and/or rhizomatous rootstock, 10–70(100) cm tall, simple to sparsely branched, finely ribbed, appressed puberulous to spreading pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves all or almost all 3-foliolate, uppermost occasionally reduced, 1-foliolate; leaflets 8–45 × 2–17 mm, mostly oblanceolate, but varying from linear-oblanceolate to elliptic-obovate, appressed puberulous to pubescent beneath; petiole 0.2–2.5 cm long, broadly channelled to distinctly winged; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes sessile to shortly pedunculate, 1–17 cm long, densely to laxly 15–40-flowered, sometimes with flowers or flowering branches from upper axils; bracts 1.5–4 mm long, linear-lanceolate, shorter to longer than the pedicel; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, 0.5–1.5 mm long, setaceous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–5 mm long, thinly to densely pubescent with appressed to rather irregularly arranged hairs; lobes narrowly triangular and slightly acuminate, rarely subulate with inrolled margins, (1)1.2–1.5(2) times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic or elliptic-obovate to subcircular, yellow, sometimes lined or flushed reddish, glabrous outside in the Flora Zambesiaca area; wings ± as long as the keel; keel 6–10 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 5–7 × 4–5.5 mm, ovoid-globular, appressed puberulous to glabrous except on upper side, 2–8-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2–2.5 mm long, rounded-cordiform, smooth, brown, exarillate.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria quangensis Taub. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 23: 177 (1896)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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

    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