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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Virgately branched shrub, 1.5–3 m tall, with shortly, densely and persistently pubescent branches.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets mostly 3.4–5 × 0.9–2.2 cm, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute to rounded at the apex, glabrous above, densely appressed puberulous beneath; petiole shorter than leaflets; stipules 2–3 mm long, subulate, persistent.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes lax, 6–12-flowered; bracts 3–4 mm long, linear-subulate; bracteoles setaceous.
    Calyx
    Calyx with funnel-shaped hypanthium 1.5–1.7 cm long, densely puberulous; upper lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, ± as long as calyx tube plus hypanthium.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic, yellow turning bronze; wings longer than the keel; keel 2.4–2.8 cm long, strongly rounded, ± straight along upper margin, abruptly contracted into a well developed darker marked upwardly directed truncate beak.
    Fruits
    Pod including the 0.8–1.2 cm long stipe 5.5–6.5 cm long, oblong-clavate, densely pubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane(upland) bushland and thicket.
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria insignis Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1972 Chase, N.C. [6893], Zimbabwe K000412679 holotype
    Jan 1, 1972 Chase, N.C. [6893], Zimbabwe K000412680

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 76 (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.
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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