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

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

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Diminutive erect branching annual 15–25 cm tall; stem wiry, subglabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, subsessile, without stipules; blades 4–12 × 1–2.5 mm, linear-lanceolate and acute above to oblanceolate-oblong and obtuse below, shortly rounded to the base, sparsely puberulous beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 2–4 cm long, laxly 3–6-flowered, with a few other flowers developing in the axils below; bracts 1–2 mm long, linear; pedicels 2–4 mm long, without bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2–3 mm long, thinly appressed puberulous; upper lobes attenuate-triangular, 1.5 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate, yellow, lined and later flushed red, subglabrous; wings shorter than the keel; keel 4 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted only slightly incurved beak.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 3 mm long, ovoid-globose, minutely puberulous, 1–2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1.5 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, with a prominent aril.

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    Distribution

    Crotalaria debilis Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Robinson, E.A. [3707], Zambia K000227435 holotype

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 359 (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.
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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