1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria umbellifera R.E.Fr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & N. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate perennial, with slender densely strigose-pubescent stems up to c. 40 cm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets (1)1.6–3.8 × (0.5)0.8–1.8 cm, obovate-rhombic or oblanceolate, apiculate, subdensely appressed puberulous and prominently veined beneath; petioles 5–12 mm long; stipules 3–8 mm long, subulate to linear-lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes subumbelliform, pedunculate, 4–8-flowered; bracts 4–7 mm long, linear; pedicels 6–10 mm long, slender, ascending, with filiform bracteoles near the middle or below.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–7 mm long, densely and shortly appressed pubescent; lobes attenuately or acuminately triangular, ± twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard oblate, royal blue to mauve or ?whitish, with scattered hairs only at the apex and along the edge outside; wings a little shorter than the keel, yellow; keel 7.5–10 mm long, rounded, with a crest behind the short slightly incurved beak.
    Ovary
    Ovary 2-ovulate.
    Fruits
    Pod and seeds unknown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Crotalaria umbellifera R.E.Fr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Richards, H.M. [10840], Zambia K000623001
    Richards, H.M. [19260], Zambia K000623002
    Richards, H.M. [15259], Zambia K000623003
    Marks [11], Zambia K000623004

    First published in Wiss. Erg. Schwed. Rhodesia-Kongo-Exp. 1911-1912, 1: 73 (1914)

    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.
    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

    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.

    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