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

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

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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

    Habit
    Erect laxly branched annual, mostly 40–120 cm tall, with pubescent branches.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 3.6–6.2 × 1.8–3.6(4) cm, elliptic, glabrous above, pubescent beneath; petiole a little shorter to a little longer than the leaflets; stipules 3–7 mm long, linear.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes short and few-flowered at first, elongating and ultimately c. 20 cm long and many-flowered; bracts 4–5 mm long, linear-lanceolate; bracteoles up to 2 mm long, filiform.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1–1.4 cm long, sparsely to conspicuously puberulous; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic-oblong, yellow, subglabrous outside; wings 0.75–0.9 times as long as keel; keel (1.2)1.4–1.6 cm long, rounded about the middle with a projecting obtusely pointed beak.
    Fruits
    Pod up to 2.4 cm long, broadly ellipsoid-clavate, abruptly contracted to the 4–5 mm long stipe, pubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 5 mm in diameter, subcircular, flattened, rugose, brown.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria ulbrichiana Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 54: 384 (1917)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    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

    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