1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria stenoptera Welw. ex Baker

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Angola.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb, ultimately with a number of erect variably branched stems from a woody rootstock, but flowering from first year of growth, up to 0.5–1 m tall, glabrous overall; stems 3–4-angled, narrowly winged; wings 0.5–2 mm wide at leaf insertion, with stipules on outer points, decurrent into angle of the stem lower down.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple or 1-foliolate on a petiole not more than 1 mm long, the uppermost sometimes much reduced; blades up to 4–14 × 0.7–5 cm, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, often long-attenuate, or elliptic, the upper ones longer and narrower, rather leathery; lateral nerves strongly ascending, successively running up close and parallel to the margin for some distance; stipules 3–10 mm long, subulate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes laxly few–many-flowered; bracts 1–2.5 mm long, linear-subulate to linear-lanceolate, 1–2.5 mm long; bracteoles inserted near the middle of the pedicel or below, smaller.
    Calyx
    Calyx 6–8 mm long; lobes subulate or narrowly attenuate-triangular, longer than the tube, becoming reflexed.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, yellow, lined and later flushed reddish-brown or purplish outside; wings shorter than the keel; keel 0.9–1.3 cm long, angular, sharply bent in the lower part with a long straight beak.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, 2–2.8 × 0.6–1.2 cm, cylindrical, venose, glabrous, 14–18-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Zambezian bushland and thicket, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria stenoptera Welw. ex Baker appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Welwitsch [1846], Angola K000412609

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 12 (1871)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    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.
    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