1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria uguenensis Taub.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Decumbent or spreading annual or short-lived perennial, up to 7 dm. tall, sometimes with underground runners.
    Stem
    Stems laxly branched, subappressed pubescent to spreading pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets not varying much in shape up the stem, linear-lanceolate or more usually oblong-lanceolate to elliptic-oblong or elliptic, up to 20–50 mm. long and 6–28 mm. wide, glabrous or rarely pilose above, rather thinly appressed pilose beneath; petiole up to 16–42 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules subulate or linear-caudate, ± 3–9(–16) mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes long and slenderly pedunculate, up to 9–16(–34) cm. long, with numerous fairly closely arranged flowers; bracts subulate-caudate, expanded at the base, 1–2(–3) mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, subulate, up to 1–2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm. long, appressed pubescent, often thinly so and rarely subglabrous; lobes acuminately triangular, longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate-elliptic to suborbicular, yellow veined reddish-purple, glabrous outside; wings ± as long as the keel or shorter; keel rounded about the middle, with a generally short incurved subacute untwisted beak, 6–8 mm. long, strongly veined purple.
    Fruits
    Pod practically sessile, subcylindrical, a little broadened towards the apex, 12–18 mm. long, 4–6 mm. across, rather densely pubescent with short subappressed or spreading hairs, ± 24–30-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ±1·5 mm. long, rugulose, reddish-brown.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland and grassland, often in rocky places, seasonal stream-beds or on clay soils, also persisting on roadsides and cultivated ground; 600–1800 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K4 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 U1 U3
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Somalia-Masai bushland and thicket, Somalia-Masai grasslands
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

    Crotalaria uguenensis Taub. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 206 (1895)

    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
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 370 (1914).
    • Taub. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 206 (1895).
    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

    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