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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique to Mpumalanga.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, with an erect laxly branched stem, 40–80 cm tall; branches silvery tomentellous.
    Leaves
    Leaves rather shortly petiolate, 3-foliolate; leaflets 3–6 × 1.5–3 cm, elliptic or obovate, densely silky pubescent beneath; stipules 4–6 mm long, linear or subulate-caudate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes with generally numerous flowers closely arranged at least on the upper part; bracts 2–3 mm long, shortly lanceolate-caudate; bracteoles at the base of the calyx, 1.5–3 mm long, obliquely elliptic-oblong.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm long, appressed pubescent; lobes narrowly triangular-acuminate, a little shorter than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic or subcircular, yellow, glabrous or with a few hairs along the midvein outside; wings as long as the keel or a little shorter; keel 1–1.3 cm long, rather shallowly rounded, with a tapered acute projecting beak.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, 2.5–3 cm long, asymmetrically oblong-clavate, rather densely appressed pubescent, 16–20-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 3 mm long, broadly cordiform, smooth, brown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Tongaland-Pondoland regional transition zone - grassland.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Mozambique, Northern Provinces

    Crotalaria schlechteri Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Schlechter, F.R.R. [12037], Mozambique K000412590 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 365 (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.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    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