1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria rufocaulis Gilli

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Ascending and spreading annual or short-lived perennial, up to 3 dm. tall, much branched from the base upwards.
    Stem
    Stem rather densely hirsute with long weak spreading brownish hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic, up to 23 mm. long, 16 mm. wide, thinly pilose on both surfaces; petiole up to 30 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear or filiform, mostly 5–10 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, up to 13 cm. long, ± 6–10-flowered; bracts lanceolate, up to 6 mm. long; bracteoles curved, ascending from just below the calyx, lanceolate, acuminate, up to 5–7 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx accrescent, 12–15 mm. long, rather densely covered with long spreading hairs; upper lobes lanceolate, ± 3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, greenish-yellow, veined green, densely pilose outside; wings nearly as long as the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower half, with a narrowed slightly incurved untwisted beak, 13–15 mm. long, conspicuously lanate-pubescent along the upper margin proximal to the beak.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, ellipsoid-clavate, 28–30 mm. long, 11–13 mm. across, rather densely covered with long spreading reddish hairs, ± 30-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds unknown.
    Habitat
    Secondary bushland and grassland; 1080–1110 m.
    Distribution
    K1
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai grasslands
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Crotalaria rufocaulis Gilli appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1979 Gilbert, M.G. [1143], Kenya K000058704
    Jan 1, 1978 Gilbert, M.G. [1667], Kenya K000058702
    Jan 1, 1978 Gilbert, M.G. [1292], Kenya K000058703
    Jan 1, 1978 Drake-Brockman, R.E. [554], Somalia K000627449
    Jan 1, 1969 Gillett, J.B. [14015], Kenya K000058706 isotype
    Jan 1, 1968 Gillett, J.B. [13200], Kenya K000058700
    Gillett, J.B. [21288], Kenya K000058705
    Gilbert, M.G. [3398], Ethiopia K000627402
    Stannard, B. [922], Kenya K000058701
    Luke, Q. [288], Kenya K000058697
    Luke, Q. [2163], Kenya K000058698
    Luke, Q. [516], Kenya K000058699

    First published in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 74: 430 (1970 publ. 1971)

    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
    • Gilli in Ann. Nat. Hist. Mus. Wien 74: 430, t. 2/1 (1970).
    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
    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