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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to Mozambique.

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland, Zambezian woodland, Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Bushy herb 0.6–1 m tall; young branches densely covered with longish subappressed to retrorsely spreading hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 2.5–10.5 × 1.5–5 cm, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, appressed pilose beneath; petiole shorter than the leaflets; stipules 2–5(10) mm long, linear to subulate-caudate, often recurved.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes shortly pedunculate, ± dense, many-flowered; bracts 1.5–3.5 mm long, subulate, deflexed; bracteoles at the base of the calyx, sometimes curved upwards, 1.5–2.5 mm long, triangular to linear-lanceolate.
    Calyx
    Calyx reflexed against the ascending pedicel, 3.5–4.5 mm long, coarsely hairy; lobes narrowly triangular, shorter to longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic to subcircular, bright yellow, glabrous outside; wings shorter than the keel; keel 8–11 mm long, rounded about the middle, with a narrow sharply pointed incurved beak.
    Fruits
    Pod including the 2–3 mm long stipe 12–18 × 6–8 mm, ellipsoid, densely covered with longish irregularly arranged slightly spreading hairs, 2–4-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 4–5 mm long, very obliquely cordiform, with the radicular lobe strongly incurved, smooth, greyish or brown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria collina Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1973 Drummond, R.B. [5103], Zimbabwe K000627311
    Jan 1, 1973 Corby, H.D.L. [1298], Zimbabwe K000627312
    Jan 1, 1973 Corby, H.D.L. [958], Zimbabwe K000627313
    Jan 1, 1973 Corby, H.D.L. [1553], Zimbabwe K000627319
    Jan 1, 1973 Munch, R.C. [32415], Zimbabwe K000627315
    Jan 1, 1973 Hopkins, J.C. [26834], Zimbabwe K000627316
    Jan 1, 1973 Miller, O.B. [4914], Zimbabwe K000627317
    Jan 1, 1973 Torre, A.R. [3003], Mozambique K000627310
    Jan 1, 1973 Vaughan, G. [73599], Zimbabwe K000627314
    Corby, H.D.L. [2101], Zimbabwe K000627318
    Corby, H.D.L. [2176], Zimbabwe K000627322
    Plowes, D.C.H. [2761], Zimbabwe K000627320
    Plowes, D.C.H. [2761], Zimbabwe K000627321
    Challenger, G.P. [140747], Zimbabwe K000227499 holotype
    Moyo, E. [29], Zimbabwe K000627323
    Moyo, E. [2215], Zimbabwe K000627324

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 165 (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
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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