1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria reclinata Polhill

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate perennial, with a number of slender laxly branched radiating stems up to 4–9 dm. long.
    Stem
    Stems angular, white appressed puberulous.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly well spaced, 3–foliolate; leaflets linear-oblanceolate, up to 30–45 mm. long, 3–5 mm. wide, glabrous above, appressed puberulous beneath; petiole up to 9–15(–22) mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules usually stalked, obliquely linear-lanceolate, up to 7–10 mm. long, 1–2·5 mm. wide, acute,very unequal-sided.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes flat on the ground with only the pedicels ascending, lax, up to 5–18 cm. long, ± 6–15–flowered; bracts linear, 2–4 mm. long, caducous; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, filiform, up to 2–3·5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 9–10 mm. long, appressed puberulous; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, clear yellow, fading orange, glabrous outside; wings broadly oblong, longer than the keel; keel strongly rounded and gradually tapered into the short straight blunt untwisted beak, 14–15 mm. long, densely white lanate-pubescent on the lateral surfaces towards the upper margin.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, narrowly cylindrical, ± 35 mm. long, 7·5 mm. across, glabrous, ± 22-seeded.
    Seeds
    Young seeds oblong-reniform, minutely granulate or smooth, yellowish, with a very small white aril much shorter than the sinus of the hilum; mature seeds unknown.
    Habitat
    Deciduous woodland and bushland, open places in short grazed grassland, persisting on roadsides; 1200–1620 m.
    Distribution
    T2 T5 T7 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian bushland and thicket, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria reclinata Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 1964 Polhill, R. [1897], Tanzania K000412768 holotype
    Nov 1, 1964 Polhill, R. [1897], Tanzania K000412769 Unknown type material

    First published in Kew Bull. 22: 221 (1968)

    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
    • Polhill in Kew Bulletin 22: 221, fig. 6 (1968).
    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
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    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.
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    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