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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique (Gurué Mountains).

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small rhizomatous shrub up to 1.5 m tall; branches densely spreading pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets 2.5–5 × 1.3–2.5 cm, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, pilose on both surfaces with irregularly arranged hairs, more densely so beneath particularly on the nerves; petiole 3–10 mm long; stipules (2)3–8 mm long, subulate-caudate.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes rather short, densely 12–24-flowered; bracts 4–5 mm long, subulate-caudate; bracteoles inserted just below the calyx, 3–4 mm long, linear-caudate.
    Calyx
    Calyx 7–8 mm long, densely pilose; lobes narrowly attenuate-triangular, ± twice as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard oblate, yellow, finely lined with brown, glabrous outside; wings broad, longer than the keel; keel 1–1.2 cm long, strongly rounded about the middle, with a narrow acute upwardly directed beak.
    Fruits
    Pod sessile, 1.5–2 cm long (including the beak), ovoid-fusiform, produced into a well-formed beak (including style-base), densely spreading pilose, probably 6–8-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds not seen.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Crotalaria torrei Polhill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Torre, A.R. [5145], Mozambique K000227254 isotype
    Harris, T. [446], Mozambique K000613882
    Harris, T. [203], Mozambique K000613278
    Patel, H. [7315], Mozambique K000613577
    Timberlake, J. [5026], Mozambique K000613405

    First published in Crotalaria Africa & Madagascar: 164 (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