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

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

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual up to c. 70 cm tall; branches ascending, the lower ones curved, crisped pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate; leaflets mostly 3–10.5 × 0.3–2.4 cm, elliptic at the base, varying to lanceolate and linear-lanceolate towards the branch tips, thinly appressed puberulous beneath; petioles mostly 3–6 mm long; stipules c. 0.5 mm long, triangular.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes mostly 8–18 cm long, laxly 6–12-flowered; bracts 1–2.5 mm long, linear-caudate; bracteoles at the base of the calyx, similar.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3.5–4 mm long, appressed pubescent; lobes triangular-acuminate, a little longer than the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic-obovate, yellow lined reddish-purple; wings much shorter than the keel; keel 7–8 mm long, strongly rounded, with a narrow slightly incurved beak.
    Fruits
    Pod 2–2.2 × 0.7 cm, subsessile, subcylindrical, appressed pubescent, glabrescent on the underside, up to c. 18-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds not seen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Crotalaria paraspartea Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Torre, A.R. [11391], Mozambique K000227255 isotype

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 221 (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
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    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