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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Inconspicuous erect wiry annual, up to 2·5 dm. tall, sometimes much branched.
    Stem
    Stem very slender, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves subsessile, simple; blades mostly terete, with a median groove along the upper surface, sometimes linear-oblanceolate, up to 20–40 mm. long, less than 1 mm. wide, acute,glabrous.
    Stipules
    Stipules filiform, ± 1 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, ± 3–5 cm. long, with usually 1–3 flowers on the filiform rhachis; bracts minute; bracteoles inserted at the top of the pedicel, similar to the bract.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1–5–2·5 mm. long, with a few appressed hairs; lobes triangular-acuminate, a little longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, pale yellow, with a darker red-fringed mark at the base inside, finely brown veined and glabrous outside; wings bright yellow, much shorter than the keel; keel bent at right-angles in the lower third, with a long narrow distinctly recurved untwisted beak, 4·5–5·5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, narrowly cylindrical, up to 7–8 mm. long, 2 mm. across, thinly appressed pubescent, ± 12–15-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds cordiform, ± 1 mm. long, smooth, reddish-brown.
    Figures
    Fig. 130/12–20, p. 947.
    Habitat
    Sandy places in Brachystegia woodland and along roadsides, also pockets of soil on rock outcrops; 1180–1650 m.
    Distribution
    T4 T7 T8
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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

    Habit
    Inconspicuous erect wiry annual, up to 25 cm tall, sometimes much branched; stem very slender, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves subsessile, simple; blades c. 20–40 × 0.3–0.8 mm, mostly terete, with a median groove along the upper surface, sometimes linear-oblanceolate, glabrous; stipules up to 1 mm long, setaceous.
    Flowers
    Flowers and fruits similar to C.shirensis.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1.5–2.5 mm long, with a few appressed hairs.
    Corolla
    Keel 4.5–5.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Pod (6)7–8 × 2 mm, c. 12–15-seeded.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 2003 Malaisse, F. [858], Congo, DRC K000627446
    Milne-Redhead, E. [9327A], Tanzania 9249.000
    Greenway, P.J. [14365], Tanzania K000627443
    Drummond, R.B. [7066], Zambia K000627422
    Polhill, R. [2025], Tanzania K000627440
    Robinson, E.A. [4981], Zambia K000627424
    Robinson, E.A. [5058], Zambia K000627460
    Hepper, F.N. [5540], Tanzania K000627445
    Milne-Redhead, E. [9327A], Tanzania K000412650 holotype
    Milne-Redhead, E. [10156], Tanzania K000627441
    Milne-Redhead, E. [9237], Tanzania K000627442
    Lovett, J. [4390], Tanzania K000627434
    Bidgood, S. [6073], Tanzania K000468352
    Bidgood, S. [5438], Tanzania K000190668
    Bidgood, S. [3355], Tanzania K000627433
    Bidgood, S. [3124], Tanzania K000627435
    Bidgood, S. [777], Tanzania K000627436
    Goyder, D.J. [3045], Zambia K000627432
    Richards, H.M. [12762], Zambia K000627423
    Richards, H.M. [4843], Zambia K000627425
    Richards, H.M. [8873], Zambia K000627426
    Richards, H.M. [9524], Zambia K000627427
    Richards, H.M. [16230], Zambia K000627428
    Richards, H.M. [24469], Zambia K000627429
    Richards, H.M. [5300], Zambia K000627430
    Richards, H.M. [15101], Tanzania K000627438
    Richards, H.M. [11189], Tanzania K000627439
    Mutimushi, J.M. [3130], Zambia K000627431
    Pawek, J. [1955], Malawi K000627419
    Pawek, J. [4745], Malawi K000627420
    Pawek, J. [10932], Malawi K000627421
    Sanane, M. [1113], Tanzania K000627444
    Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9327], Tanzania K000627437 paratype
    Carvalho, M.F. de [486], Mozambique K000627418
    Somona, D. [60], Congo, DRC K000627447

    First published in Kew Bull. 15: 161 (1961)

    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
    • Milne-Redh. in Kew Bulletin 15: 161 (1961).
    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
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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