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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Decumbent perennial; stems 15–60 cm long, densely covered with short stiffish irregularly shaped hairs, usually mostly spreading, some (sometimes most) appressed.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 1–3 × 0.5–1.8 cm, elliptic-oblong, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, appressed puberulous beneath; petiole 3–15 mm long; stipules 2–4 mm long, linear-subulate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 3–15 cm long, pedunculate with 8–20(30) usually rather closely arranged flowers above; buds ascending; bracts 2–4 mm long, linear-subulate, sometimes exceeding the pedicel; bracteoles at the base of the calyx, rarely below, 1–3 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm long, appressed puberulous; upper lobes triangular, slightly acuminate, not much longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic or subcircular, yellow, lined and ageing reddish-brown, puberulous outside; wings only slightly broadened distally, as long as the keel; keel 7–9 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, 7–9 × 4–5 mm, ellipsoid-obovoid, pubescent, 6–8-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zimbabwe

    Crotalaria inyangensis Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Leach, L.C. [10771], Zimbabwe K000227385 holotype

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 287 (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
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. 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