1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria arcuata Polhill

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. DR Congo to NE. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Strictly erect annual to 90 cm, sparsely branched below the flowering part, strigose-pubescent to pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 3-foliolate, upper ones 1-foliolate; leaflets 12–35 × 3–8 mm, linear-oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate, obtuse or rounded to the apiculate tip, appressed pubescent beneath; petiole 7–20 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes (3)15–40 cm long, subdensely many-flowered, with other flowers developing in the axils below, and sometimes with numerous short flowering branches; bracts (1)3–5 mm long, linear-lanceolate; pedicel 5–7 mm long, with small bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–7 mm long, usually glabrous except on the lobe margins, occasionally strigose-pubescent with brown-based hairs; upper lobes narrowly triangular, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic-obovate, yellow, often lined to flushed reddish, glabrous to medially pubescent outside; wings a little shorter than the keel; keel 1.1–1.3 cm long, angular, with a long narrow twisted beak curved inwards at the tip.
    Fruits
    Young pod appressed pubescent, (2)6–8-ovulate.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria arcuata Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Whellan, J.A. [1387], Zambia K000227409 holotype

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 349 (1982)

    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.
    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