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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Bushy herb or small shrub, up to 1–1.6 m tall, densely covered with rather long spreading hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves shortly petiolate, 3-foliolate; leaflets 2.5–6 × 1–3 cm, elliptic to obovate, pilose on both surfaces; stipules 4–6 mm long, filiform.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes laxly 2–4-flowered; bracts 4–8 mm long, filiform; bracteoles inserted near middle of pedicel, similar.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1.2–1.4 cm long, pilose with irregularly arranged hairs not completely obscuring the surface; lobes attenuate, 2.5–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate-circular, yellow, thinly pilose towards the apex outside; wings ± as long as the keel; keel 1–1.2 cm long, semicircular, crested on the upper margin, with a rather short narrow acute beak, sparsely pilose in a band near the lower margin.
    Fruits
    Pod very shortly stipitate, mostly 2.5 × 1 cm, subcylindrical, densely villous outside, sparsely pilose inside, mostly (15)20–28-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3–3.5 mm long, obliquely oblong-cordiform, smooth, shiny, yellow.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub

    Images

    Distribution

    Crotalaria polytricha Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Fanshawe, D.B. [F11467], Zambia K000227465 holotype
    Fanshawe, D.B. [F11467], Zambia K000227466 holotype

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 120 (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.

    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