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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to N. Zambia.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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

    Habit
    Erect annual, 0.5–1.2 m tall, branching above; branches thinly appressed puberulous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate; leaflets 20–40 × 1–5 mm, linear-oblanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate-oblong, lowermost oblanceolate, thinly puberulous to minutely strigulose beneath; petiole 2–6 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 2–10 cm long, 6–16-flowered, lax but uppermost flowers subumbelliform, also a few flowers developing in the axils below; bracts 1–1.5 mm long, linear to shortly linear-lanceolate; pedicels 5–7 mm long, slender, without bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–3.5 mm long, appressed puberulous; upper lobes broadly triangular, slightly acuminate, 1.5 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard oblong-obovate, pale yellow lined reddish, thinly puberulous on upper part outside; wings markedly shorter than the keel; keel 8–9 mm long, angular, with a long narrow twisted beak strongly incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 4 × 3.5 mm, ovoid-globose, puberulous, 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds not seen.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria tenuipedicellata Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 266 (1914)

    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.
    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

    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