1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria simulans Milne-Redh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub up to 3·3 m. tall, often rather thin-stemmed and straggling.
    Branches
    Branches appressed silvery pubescent, glabrescent, with the epidermis thinly peeling on the older parts to expose the greenish lenticellate bark beneath.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic, rarely ovate or obovate, up to 28–41 mm. long, 18–22 mm. wide, silvery appressed pilose on both surfaces; petiole slender, up to 16–24 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules filiform, up to 2–4 mm. long, caducous.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, up to 18 cm. long, up to 15–20-flowered; bracts filiform, up to 2–6 mm. long; bracteoles curved-ascending from middle of pedicel, linear, 2–5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 10–14 mm. long, thinly appressed puberulous; lobes long attenuate-triangular, ± twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, yellow, finely speckled dull purple and apically pubescent outside; wings ± as long as the keel; keel rounded about the middle, with a short incurved untwisted beak, 11–13 mm. long, lanate-pubescent on the upper margin.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, oblong-clavate, ± 35–45 mm. long, ± 10 mm. across, appressed pubescent, ± 20-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 4 mm. long, rugulose, with the raised areas concentric towards the margin, ochre.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland and thicket; 1100–1350 m.
    Distribution
    T5 T7 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria simulans Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hornby, R.M. [870A], Tanzania 11458.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [11251], Tanzania K000412765 holotype
    Milne-Redhead, E. [11251], Tanzania K000412766 holotype
    Milne-Redhead, E. [11251], Tanzania K000412767 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 15: 163 (1961)

    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
    • Milne-Redh. in Kew Bulletin 15: 163 (1961).

    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