1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria quartiniana A.Rich.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect or straggling-ascending annual, up to 9 dm. tall, much branched.
    Branches
    Branches thinly pilose or (not in East Africa) appressed pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic or ovate-elliptic, up to 4·5–7 cm. long, 2·3–4 cm. wide, acute, sparsely pilose on both surfaces; petiole up to 3·3–6·5 cm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules filiform, up to 7 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes very lax, up to 10–17 cm. long, ± 3–10-flowered; bracts lanceolate, up to 10 mm. long, 4 mm. wide; bracteoles curved-ascending from the upper part of the pedicel, ovate, cordate, up to 10 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx practically enveloping the corolla, 10–12 mm. long, ciliate on the lobes, otherwise glabrous; upper lobes broadly ovate, cordate, rather unequal-sided, very much longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, clear yellow, sometimes tinged bluish or red behind and at the base inside, glabrous outside; wings broadly oblong-obovate, as long as the keel; keel strongly rounded about the middle, with a slightly incurved shortly twisted beak, 8–10 mm. long, white lanate-pubescent along the upper margin proximal to the beak.
    Fruits
    Pod subcylindrical, broadest towards the apex and basally narrowed into a 5–9(–15) mm. long stipe, 36–45 mm. long, 9–12 mm. across, glabrous, thin-valved, with only 8–10 of the 40–50 ovules matured.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, up to 3 mm. long, smooth, yellowish-brown.
    Habitat
    Margins of upland rain-forest, upland evergreen bushland; 2000–2370 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K5
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket., Afromontane (upland) anthropic landscapes, Afromontane forest
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen, Zaïre

    Crotalaria quartiniana A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tweedie, E.M. [1711], Kenya 9243.000
    Schimper [860], Ethiopia K000412838 Unknown type material
    Schimper [860], Ethiopia K000412837
    Schimper [448], Ethiopia K000412839

    First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 158 (1847)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Torre in Consp. Fl. Angol. 3: 64 (1962).
    • Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 4: 140 (1953).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 389 (1914).
    • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 42 (1871).
    • A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 158 (1847).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    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