1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria ukingensis Harms

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian bushland and thicket
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Bushy shrub, up to 2 m. tall.
    Branches
    Branches tomentellous with short brownish spreading hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly on very short axillary shoots, appearing fasciculate, 3-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate-elliptic to oblong-obovate, up to 15 mm. long and 6 mm. wide, glabrous above, appressed puberulous beneath; petiole slender, ± 7–15 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear, up to 2 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of 2 sorts, both lax few-flowered terminal or leaf-opposed racemes, up to 4 cm. long, and also 1–2 flowers on filiform peduncles, up to 18 mm. long, apparently axillary from the leaf-clusters; bracts linear-subulate, ± as long as the pedicel, 2–3 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the base of the calyx, filiform, 1·5–2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± 9 mm. long, with the tube protracted on the lower side, rather densely appressed puberulous; upper lobes lanceolate-triangular, considerably longer than the tube, becoming reflexed.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular, yellow, veined brownish-purple, tomentellous outside; wings a little shorter than the keel, puberulous on the lateral surfaces; keel bent at right-angles in the lower half, with a well-developed twisted beak, 12–13 mm. long, thinly puberulous on the lateral surfaces.
    Fruits
    Pod and seeds unknown.
    Habitat
    Margins of riverine forest; 1700 m.
    Distribution
    T7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria ukingensis Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 323 (1901)

    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: 389 (1914).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 323 (1901).
    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