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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect widely branching annual, 10–60 cm tall; stem slender, subglabrous to sparsely puberulous above.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets mostly 15–45 × 3–15 mm, variable in shape, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate or oblanceolate to elliptic or obovate-elliptic, sparsely appressed puberulous beneath; petiole shorter (sometimes only slightly) than the leaflets; stipules 1–1.5 mm long, subulate, deciduous.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes numerous, the main ones 4.5–11 cm long, but also smaller ones on reduced branchlets appearing at first glance axillary from the upper leaves, all long pedunculate with 6–12 flowers widely spaced on the slender rhachis; bracts 1–1.5 mm long, subulate; bracteoles inserted on the pedicel, small.
    Calyx
    Calyx c. 4 mm long, glabrous; lobes narrowly acuminate-triangular, shorter to a little longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate-circular, yellow, veined brown or purplish; wings exceeding the keel; keel 6–7 mm long, abruptly rounded near the middle, with a narrow attenuate beak incurved at the tip.
    Fruits
    Pod shortly stipitate, (0.8)1.2–1.5 × 0.35–0.4 cm, narrowly subcylindrical, pointed at either end, puberulous, (6)10–16-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1.5–2 mm long, oblique-cordiform, smooth to minutely rugulose, brownish.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

    Distribution

    Crotalaria nudiflora Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 219 (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

    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