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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual 50–70 cm tall, with numerous ascending branches, the ultimate flowering branches mostly suppressed to give axillary clusters of flowers and leaves; stem rather densely subappressed pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 3-foliolate, uppermost reduced, usually 1-foliolate; leaflets 7–15 × 2–5 mm, oblong-oblanceolate, thinly pilose on both surfaces; petiole 2–4 mm long; stipules 0.
    Flowers
    Flowers 4–10 in terminal sessile heads and on suppressed lateral branches below, also a few in the axils; bracts progressively reduced inwards, outer ones foliaceous, the innermost linear; pedicel 1–3 mm long, sometimes with setaceous bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm long, densely pilose; upper lobes narrowly acuminate-triangular, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic-obovate, yellow, finely lined reddish, densely silky pubescent outside; wings ± as long as the keel; keel 8–10 mm long, angular, with a straight twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 6 × 4 mm, shortly oblong-ellipsoid, pubescent, 6–10-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds not seen.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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    Distribution

    Crotalaria crebra Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Robinson, E.A. [6624], Zambia K000227402 holotype

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 341 (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
    '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