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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect laxly branched graceful annual 25–45 cm tall; stem slender, inconspicuously appressed puberulous, glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves subsessile, simple; blades 30–60 × 1–2 mm, linear, the upper ones mostly with inrolled margins, sparsely puberulous beneath, glabrescent; stipules 1–2 mm long, setaceous.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes numerous, terminal, with 1–3 laxly inserted flowers above a long very slender peduncle; bracts 1–2 mm long, setaceous; bracteoles at top of the pedicel, similar.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–6 mm long, appressed puberulous; lobes subulate, twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard elliptic, yellow, lined brown and pubescent outside; wings brighter yellow, much shorter than the keel; keel 11–14 mm long, angled in the lower third, with a long narrow beak incurved slightly towards the darker lined tip.
    Fruits
    Pod stipitate, 10–14 × 3–4 mm, narrowly subcylindrical, only slightly broadened apically, appressed pubescent, c. 40-seeded; stipe c. 3 mm long.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1.2–1.5 mm long, cordiform, slightly rugulose, brown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

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

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    Distribution

    Crotalaria simoma Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Richards, H.M. [5591], Zambia K000227367 holotype

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 240 (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

    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