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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Generally a slender erect branching annual 30–90 cm tall, but sometimes a tufted suffrutex, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 3-foliolate, uppermost generally 1-foliolate; leaflets 5–18 × 1–3.5 mm, linear-oblanceolate, obtuse to truncate; petiole 0.5–2(4) mm long; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 3–12 cm long, 12–30-flowered, generally lax, upper part occasionally congested; bracts 1–2.5 mm long, linear-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic; pedicel 3–6 mm long, sometimes with minute bracteoles medially.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3.5–4 mm long; upper lobes narrowly triangular-acuminate, 1.5–2 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate-circular, yellow lined reddish; wings ± as long as the keel; keel (4)5–7 mm long, angular, with a narrow twisted beak slightly incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod with a stipe up to 1 mm long, (3)5–6 × 3–3.5 mm, ovoid-globose, 2-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2.5 mm across, rounded cordiform, smooth, with a small aril.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

    Images

    Distribution

    Crotalaria nuda Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 19, 2001 Bingham, M.G. [12161], Zambia K000627396
    Jan 1, 1976 Fanshawe, D.B. [9318], Zambia K000627389
    Jan 1, 1976 Fanshawe, D.B. [7966], Zambia K000627390
    Jan 1, 1976 Fanshawe, D.B. [3188], Zambia K000627393
    Jan 1, 1976 Fanshawe, D.B. [3188], Zambia K000627394
    Jan 1, 1976 Fanshawe, D.B. [3188], Zambia K000627395
    Jan 1, 1976 Fanshawe, D.B. [3440], Zambia K000627387
    Jan 1, 1976 Hutchinson, J. [3708], Zambia K000627392
    Jan 1, 1976 van Rensburg, H.J. [2894], Zambia K000627384
    Jan 1, 1976 van Rensburg, H.J. [1877], Zambia K000627385
    Jan 1, 1976 van Rensburg, H.J. [2945], Zambia K000627386
    Jan 1, 1976 Kornas, J. [1619], Zambia K000627391
    Jan 1, 1976 Noak, J.L. [170], Zambia K000627388
    Robinson, E.A. [4990], Zambia K000227426 holotype
    Brummitt, R.K. [17017], Zambia K000627399
    Bingham, M.G. [9119], Zambia K000627397
    Bingham, M.G. [9287], Zambia K000627398

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 355 (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