1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria ukambensis Vatke

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Procumbent or ascending much-branched annual or perennial, up to 1 m. tall.
    Stem
    Stem rather densely spreading pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets variable, with the lower ones ovate-lanceolate to elliptic or obovate, up to 35–60 mm. long, 20–42 mm. wide, the upper ones narrower, narrowly oblong-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, glabrous above, thinly subappressed pilose beneath; petiole up to 25–50 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules subulate to linear-caudate, up to 6–14 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes long-pedunculate, up to 20–60 cm. long, with many flowers usually rather crowded towards the top; bracts subulate-caudate, 3·5–7 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx or just below, linear or subulate, ± 1·5–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4·5–5 mm. long, thinly pilose; lobes acuminately triangular, longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic-obovate, cream or yellow, veined or sometimes suffused reddish-purple and glabrous outside; wings distinctly shorter than the keel; keel strongly rounded about the middle, with a narrow incurved beak, which may become irregularly twisted with age, 9–10 mm. long, very rarely a little shorter.
    Fruits
    Pod very shortly stipitate, subcylindrical, a little broadened towards the apex, 20–24 mm. long, 5–7·5 mm. across, rather densely spreading pilose, ± 26–30-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 3 mm. long, slightly rugulose, brown.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland and scattered-tree grassland; 480–1150 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K4 K7 T2
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

    Crotalaria ukambensis Vatke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 1, 1965 Ossent, J. [246], Kenya K000058580
    Gillett, J.B. [20486], Kenya K000058581
    Bally, P.R.O. [1545], Kenya K000058575
    Bogdan, A. [2256], Kenya K000058574
    Bogdan, A. [3367], Kenya K000058576
    Verdcourt, B. [2085], Kenya K000058579
    Verdcourt, B. [5249], Kenya K000058593
    Tweedie [2558], Kenya K000058594
    Hooper, S.S. [1277], Kenya K000058586
    Hildebrandt, J.M. [2800], Kenya K000058592
    Dummer, R.A. [4673], Kenya K000058595
    Dummer, R.A. [4614], Kenya K000058597
    Scheffler, G. [11], Kenya K000058596
    Hucks, M. [137], Kenya K000058582
    Gillet JB [17232], Kenya K000058585

    First published in Oesterr. Bot. Z. 29: 219 (1879)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • 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: 371 (1914).
    • Vatke in Oesterr. Bot. Zeitsehr. 29:219 (1879).
    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