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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania to Central Malawi.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Stems numerous, ascending from a small woody rootstock, 15–30 cm tall, slender, slightly ribbed, strigulose-puberulous with brown-based hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 8–15 × 2–5 mm, oblanceolate, rather densely appressed puberulous beneath; petiole 2–7 mm long, broadly grooved; stipules 0.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 2–4 cm long, subdensely many-flowered; bracts 2–4 mm long, linear-lanceolate, 0.7–1.2 times as long as the pedicel; bracteoles on the pedicel, 1.5–2 mm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–4 mm long, tomentellous; lobes triangular, 1.2–1.5 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard obovate, yellow lined reddish-brown, densely puberulous over upper two-thirds outside; wings ± as long as the keel; keel 5–6 mm long, angular, with a straight twisted beak.
    Ovary
    Ovary hairy, 2-ovulate.
    Fruits
    Pod unknown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania

    Crotalaria pudica Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1976 Salubeni, A.J. [588], Malawi K000282940
    Jan 1, 1976 Salubeni, A.J. [1], Malawi K000282941
    Jan 1, 1976 Salubeni, A.J. [993], Malawi K000282942
    Davies, R.M. [368], Tanzania K000282938 holotype
    Salubeni, A.J. [558], Malawi K000282939

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 363 (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