1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria vialis Milne-Redh.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual, with a short erect stem, up to 2·5 dm. tall, and long mostly procumbent lower branches.
    Stem
    Stem sparsely to rather densely spreading pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves shortly petiolate, 1-foliolate; leaflets ovate, up to 15–38 mm. long, 12–20 mm. wide, with those of the leading shoot relatively narrower, ovate-lanceolate, up to 65 mm. long and 28 mm. wide, subacute to rounded and minutely apiculate, cuneate to rounded at the base, glabrous above, thinly appressed pilose beneath; petiole 3–8 mm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules filiform, 3–5 mm. long, with scattered bristly hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes terminal and leaf-opposed, pedunculate, ± 2·5–6 cm. long, with up to 12 flowers rather crowded towards the top; bracts filiform, 4–5 mm. long; bracteoles inserted at the top of the pedicel, similar to the bract.
    Calyx
    Calyx ultimately reflexed against the pedicel, 7–9 mm. long, pilose; lobes narrow, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard suborbicular or oblate, china-blue, with a violet median line and veins and a bright yellow basal zone, glabrous outside; wings ± as long as the keel, china-blue; keel rounded about the middle, with a slight crest preceding the incurved bluntly pointed untwisted beak, up to 8 mm. long, greenish.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, ellipsoid, up to 14 mm. long, 8 mm. across, rather densely spreading pilose, up to 16-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds oblique-cordiform, ± 3 mm. long, wrinkled, terracotta.
    Habitat
    Deciduous bushland, often on sandy soil, also persisting on roadsides and cultivated ground; 1200–1650 m.
    Distribution
    T7 not known elsewhere
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian anthropic landscapes.
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Crotalaria vialis Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [11070], Tanzania 9251.000
    Lynes, H. [I.g.223], Tanzania K000412775 Unknown type material
    Lynes, H. [I.g.223], Tanzania K000412776 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1933: 469 (1933)

    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
    • Milne-Redh. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1933: 469 (1933).
    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