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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; grassland., Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone; bushland and thicket.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Bushy short-lived perennial, up to 1–1·6 m. tall.
    Branches
    Branches finely white appressed puberulous; bark of the older parts whitish with peeling epidermis.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate-elliptic to obovate-elliptic, up to 30–48 mm. long, 18–28 mm. wide, glabrous or usually with a few small hairs along the midvein above, thinly appressed puberulous beneath; petiole 20–30 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes up to 15 cm. long, with rather numerous fairly closely arranged flowers above; bracts filiform, 1–2 mm. long, early caducous; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, 1–2 mm. long, caducous.
    Calyx
    Calyx abruptly contracted at the base, 6–6·5 mm. long, appressed puberulous; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, clear yellow, flushed brown with age, glabrous outside; wings ± as long as the keel; keel rounded about the middle, with a narrow incurved untwisted beak, 13–15 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod cylindrical-fusiform, apically narrowed into a conspicuous straight persistent style-base, basally rather abruptly contracted into a 5–6·5 mm. long stipe, up to 30–38 mm. long, 7–8 mm. across, appressed puberulous outside, densely packed with long hairs inside, ± 16-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 3·5 mm. long, granulate, ochre or brown.
    Habitat
    Sandy situations along foreshore, dunes and secondary coastal bushland; less than 50 m.
    Distribution
    K7 not known elsewhere

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia

    Crotalaria rhynchocarpa Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 1965 Graham, R.M. [1616], Kenya K000332635
    Jun 1, 1965 Gillespie, J.B. [76], Kenya K000332632
    Jun 1, 1965 Verdcourt, B. [2120], Kenya K000332629
    Jun 1, 1965 Bally [2149], Kenya K000332628
    Jun 1, 1965 Polhill, R.M. [706], Kenya K000332634
    Jun 1, 1965 Elliot, C.W. [3375], Kenya K000332631
    Jan 1, 1965 Greenway, P.J. [9437], Kenya K000412612 holotype
    Jan 1, 1965 Gillespie, J.B. [196], Kenya K000332624
    Jan 1, 1965 Thomas, D.W. [178], Kenya K000332626
    Jan 1, 1965 Whyte, A. [1902], Kenya K000332625
    Jan 1, 1965 Kirrika, E.P.K. [68], Kenya K000332627

    First published in Kew Bull. 22: 253 (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: 253, fig. 15 (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