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

        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
    Perennial, with numerous prostrate radiating stems up to 3–4·5 dm. long.
    Stem
    Stems laxly branched, rather slender, thinly and shortly appressed or spreading pubescent, glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate; leaflets mostly lanceolate to elliptic, up to 38–60 mm. long and 8–25 mm. wide, glabrous above, sparsely appressed puberulous and glabrescent beneath; petiole ± 2–6 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules filiform or subulate, 1–4 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes slenderly pedunculate, up to 7–16 cm. long, with ± 4–12(–24) very laxly arranged flowers; bracts subulate-filiform, ± 1–2 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, similar to the bract.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm. long, appressed puberulous; lobes narrowly triangular, attenuate, a little longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular-obovate, yellow, heavily veined reddish-brown, glabrous outside; wings a little shorter than the keel; keel strongly rounded below the middle and abruptly contracted into a fairly short but narrow incurved slightly circumflexed beak, up to 7–8 mm. long, yellow-green with dark veins.
    Fruits
    Pod with a very short stipe, shortly cylindrical, abruptly contracted at either end, up to 10–11 mm. long, 5–7 mm. across, thick-walled and tardily dehiscent, rugose, glabrescent, ± 20-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, 1·8–2 mm, long, slightly rugulose, reddish-brown.
    Habitat
    Damp sandy places in Brachystegia woodland and induced grassland; 1400–1620 m.
    Distribution
    T5 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland, Somalia-Masai grasslands, Zambezian woodland, Somalia-Masai woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria tenuirostrata Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 1, 1965 Greenway, P.J. [11723], Tanzania K000412648 Unknown type material
    Feb 1, 1965 Greenway, P.J. [11723], Tanzania K000412649 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 22: 289 (1968)

    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
    • Polhill in Kew Bulletin 22: 289, fig. 26 (1968).
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    Sources

    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