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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect branching annual 30–40 cm tall; branches ascending, slender, appressed puberulous, glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 3-foliolate, the uppermost sometimes 1-foliolate; leaflets 5–12 × 1–3 mm, narrowly oblong-oblanceolate, mostly obtuse, thinly puberulous beneath; petiole 0.5–1.5 mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 2–4 cm long, subumbellate with a few laxly inserted flowers below, 6–12-flowered; bracts 1–2 mm long, linear; pedicel 3–5 mm long, sometimes with setaceous bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–3.5 mm long, puberulous; lobes attenuate-triangular, twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate-circular, bright yellow, glabrous or nearly so; wings nearly as long as the keel; keel 6 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak only slightly incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 5 × 3 mm, ovoid-ellipsoid or shortly oblong-ellipsoid, puberulous, 1–2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2 mm across, rounded-cordiform, smooth, arillate.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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    Distribution

    Crotalaria limosa Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1976 Robinson, E.A. [3606], Zambia K000627374
    Milne-Redhead, E. [4318], Zambia K000227425 holotype

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 356 (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.
    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