1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria vallicola Baker f.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect bushy annual or short-lived perennial, with many rather spreading branches from near the base upwards, up to 3–10 dm. tall.
    Stem
    Stem densely pubescent, with generally both appressed and spreading hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets narrowly oblong-lanceolate to elliptic or obovate, up to 20–55(–70) mm. long, 10–24 mm. wide, glabrous above, thinly pubescent with fine appressed hairs beneath; petiole 20–35 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules up to 0–5 mm. long, caducous.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes subsessile or shortly pedunculate, almost always dense, up to 3–8(–12) cm. long, many-flowered; bracts caudate-triangular, up to 1·5 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the top of the pedicel, small, inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx becoming broadly rounded at the base and deflexed against the pedicel, 3–4 mm. long, densely pubescent with fine irregularly arranged appressed or slightly spreading hairs; lobes triangular-acuminate, shorter than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate, yellow, veined or sometimes suffused reddish-brown, glabrous outside; wings longer than the keel; keel semiorbicular, with a short blunt untwisted beak, 5–7 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod practically sessile, subcylindrical, up to 17–22 mm. long, 5–7 mm. across, pubescent, ± 16–18-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds very obliquely cordiform, 2·5–3 mm. long, smooth, ochre.
    Figures
    Fig. 127/9, p. 921.
    Habitat
    Grassland and secondary bushland, often around rock outcrops, persisting as a weed of cleared ground, cultivations and roadsides; 1140–2250 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T1 T2 T4 T5 T7 U2 U3 U4
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Lake Victoria regional transition zone; grasslands, Afromontane grassland, Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Crotalaria vallicola Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Whyte, A. [s.n.], Kenya K000412625 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 372 (1914)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, 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
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 4: 173 (1953).
    • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 2: 188 (1952).
    • Bak. f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 42: 372 (1914).
    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
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    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.
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    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