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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual, erect at first, then spreading, 0.4–1.5 m tall; branches appressed puberulous.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 2–4.5 × 0.6–3 cm, usually elliptic, sometimes oblong-elliptic, appressed puberulous beneath; petiole 1.5–4 cm long; stipules 1–4 mm long, linear-subulate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes (5)10–25(35) cm long, ± laxly 16–40-flowered; buds ascending; bracts 1–3(3.5) mm long, linear-subulate; bracteoles on the calyx, 0.5–1 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5 mm long, appressed puberulous; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, 1.5–2 times as long as the tube, not conspicuously lanate along the lobe margins inside.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic, bright yellow, finely reddish lined, pubescent outside; wings only slightly broadened distally, nearly as long as the keel; keel 8–10 mm long, angular with a narrow twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod very shortly stipitate, 9–11(12) × 5–6 mm, ellipsoid to slightly oblong-obovoid, puberulous, 6–8(10)-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth, brown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone ; woodland., Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Crotalaria mocubensis Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Barbosa, L.A.G. [2921], Mozambique K000227386 isotype

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 282 (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