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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Tanzania to N. Mozambique.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual or short-lived perennial 0.6–1 m tall, developing numerous ascending flowering branches above, and sometimes a few long ones from near the base; stem densely silvery subappressed pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 8–20 × 1–3 mm, linear-oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate, thinly pilose above, subdensely so beneath; petiole 3–7 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes sessile, 3–14 cm long, densely many-flowered; bracts 2–3.5 mm long, linear-subulate; pedicel 1–2.5 mm long, without bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3.5–4 mm long, silvery tomentose; upper lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate, yellow, with darker red-fringed marks at the base inside, brown lined and subdensely pubescent to tomentellous outside; wings nearly as long as the keel; keel 4.5–5.5 mm long, angular, with a nearly straight twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 4–5 × 3–3.5 mm, ovoid-globose, pubescent, 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2–2.5 mm long, ovate-cordiform, smooth, with a prominent aril.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual or short-lived perennial, up to 6–10 dm. tall, developing many ascending flowering branches from near the top and sometimes a few long ones from near the base.
    Stem
    Stem silvery subappressed pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets linear-oblanceolate to oblanceolate-oblong, up to 8–20 mm. long, 1–3 mm. wide, acute to rounded at the apex, pilose on both surfaces; petiole up to 4–7 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules absent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes sessile, dense, up to 5–14 cm. long, many-flowered, sometimes with other flowers in the axils below; bracts linear, 2–3·5 mm. long, longer than the pedicel; bracteoles inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3·5–4 mm. long, with the tube protracted on the lower side, silvery tomentose; upper lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, up to twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate-orbicular, yellow, veined brown and silvery tomentellous outside; wings nearly as long as the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower third, with a narrow twisted slightly incurved beak, 4·5–5·5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, subglobose-ovoid, 4–5 mm. long, 3–3·5 mm. across, appressed pubescent, 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds ovate-cordiform in outline, up to 2–2·5 mm. long, with a prominent aril, smooth, brown.
    Habitat
    Dry woodland; ± 400m.
    Distribution
    T6

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Tanzania

    Crotalaria schliebenii Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 1965 Schlieben, J.H. [2371], Tanzania K000412676 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 22: 328 (1968)

    Accepted by

    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Polhill in Kew Bulletin 22: 328, fig. 36/1–9 (1968).
    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

    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