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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Benin to Tanzania and Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small annual 5–10 cm tall, with numerous decumbent to shortly ascending branches from the base; stem slender, densely appressed pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 3-foliolate, the uppermost often 1-foliolate; leaflets 5–16 × 3–8 mm, oblanceolate-elliptic to obovate, subacute to rounded at the apex, thinly pilose above, more densely so beneath; petiole 2–8 mm long; stipules 0.
    Flowers
    Flowers 6–20 in sessile to pedunculate heads or racemes, sometimes with a few flowers in the axils below; bracts 1–3 mm long, linear; pedicel 1.5–2.5 mm long, without obvious bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2.5–3 mm long, densely appressed pubescent; upper lobes triangular, 1–2 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate, bright yellow, with red marks at the base inside, reddish lined and tomentellous outside; wings a little shorter than the keel; keel 3.5–4.5 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 4–5 × 3–3.5 mm, ovoid-globose, pubescent, 12–16-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1 mm long, rounded-cordiform, smooth.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Sudanian woodland, Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; woodland, Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria quarrei Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Rev. Zool. Bot. Africaines 23: 181 (1933)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • 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
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • 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