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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. DR Congo to NE. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small annual 2–10 cm tall; stem erect, densely appressed or subappressed pubescent, developing numerous ascending branches from near the base.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly 3-foliolate, uppermost sometimes 1-foliolate; leaflets 7–20 × 3–6 mm, oblong-oblanceolate, appressed pilose on both surfaces; petiole (3)5–10 mm long, narrowly winged; stipules 0.
    Flowers
    Flowers (2)6–16 in sessile terminal heads, also clustered in a few axils below; bracts 2–4 mm long, linear; pedicel 3–5 mm long, without bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5 mm long, silky tomentose; upper lobes narrowly triangular, 2–3 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, pointed, pale yellow, tomentellous outside; wings markedly shorter than the keel; keel 10–12 mm long, angular, with a long narrow twisted beak.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 7–8 × 3.5–4 mm, oblong-ellipsoid, appressed pubescent, 20–24-seeded.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds not seen.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria pygmaea Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bullock, A.A. [3813], Angola K000227260 isotype
    Bullock, A.A. [3813], Angola K000227259 holotype

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 342 (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.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. 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