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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small trailing perennial; stems rather slender, laxly branched, 20–60 cm long, quite densely spreading hirsute.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 1.5–4 × 0.7–1.5 cm, mostly oblong-elliptic to elliptic-obovate, sometimes some at least oblanceolate to narrowly oblong-lanceolate, pilose at least beneath; petiole shorter than the leaflets; stipules 3–6 mm long, linear-lanceolate, ± caudate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes leaf-opposed, 6–12(20) cm long, pedunculate, lax (except at the tip), 8–24-flowered; bracts 1.5–3 mm long, lanceolate to ovate-caudate; bracteoles inserted just below the calyx, similar to the bract but a little smaller.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–6 mm long, appressed pilose; lobes narrowly triangular, ± acuminate, 1–2 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard subcircular, yellow, veined purplish-brown outside; wings markedly shorter than the keel; keel 7.5–9 mm long, rounded, with a fairly short but narrow slightly incurved beak.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, 1.1–2.4 × 0.45–0.9 cm, oblong, fusiform to subcylindrical, slightly broadened upwards, shortly pubescent, (10)16–24-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2–3 mm long, oblique-cordiform, rugulose, brown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian wooded grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria schinzii Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Schlechter, F.R.R. [4589], South Africa K000227341 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 370 (1914)

    Accepted by

    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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
    • 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
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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