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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate annual with slender thinly puberulous stems to 60 cm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves all well spread, 3-foliolate; leaflets 8–12 × 7–11 mm, broadly obovate or obcordate, thinly appressed puberulous beneath; petiole c. 8–12 mm long; stipules 1–2 mm long, subulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers 2 at the top of a slender leaf-opposed peduncle 0.8–2 cm long; bracts 1–1.5 mm long, linear; bracteoles on the pedicel, minute.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2.5–3 mm long, puberulous; upper lobes rather broadly triangular, acuminate, a little longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard narrowly elliptic-obovate, yellow, glabrous; wings a little shorter than the keel; keel 4.5–5 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, globose, 4 mm across, minutely puberulous, 2–4-seeded.
    Seeds
    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

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Crotalaria misella Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Torre, A.R. [11873], Mozambique K000227256 isotype

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 293 (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